22 January 2010

Advanced Listen Up! training

Maybe you've already done OverDrive's introductory training -- why not take advantage of their next series of online trainings, called "Patron Assistance"? Here's OverDrive's announcement:

Dear Library Partner,

Thanks to all of you, OverDrive's Training Month in September 2009 was a great success! Our most popular class was Patron Assistance, and many of you have requested additional sessions. In response to this, OverDrive is hosting two open Patron Assistance training sessions in February. Here are the course details:

Patron Assistance

Course Description: We'll help take your understanding of OverDrive download media to the next level so you can share your knowledge through support and training. We'll review frequently asked questions, support tips, and online help resources.

Session #1: Wednesday, February 10th at 11:00 AM Eastern Standard Time

Register here: https://cc.readytalk.com/r/yltv3ag73u1y

Session #2: Thursday, February 18th at 3:00 PM Eastern Standard Time

Register here: https://cc.readytalk.com/r/z1b6kg9wag8q

Sessions are free and will be offered online with open enrollment for individuals and groups.

Space is limited, so register now!

We look forward to meeting with you in February. If you have any questions, please contact training@overdrive.com.

Reminder: Listen Up! Vermont training next week

I posted this a while back, but I wanted to remind people that we have two trainings next week on 1/25 and 1/26.

As anyone who has taken the "Browse, Check Out, Download!" class (formerly Digital Library 101) knows, this class run by OverDrive is the perfect introduction to learning about the Listen Up! Vermont collection, and prepares you to answer just about any question your patrons might have about using the service.

With our new Round Five members getting ready to start up, OverDrive is offering two sessions of this excellent training. We strongly suggest all Round Five libraries attend the training -- there is no limit on the number of staff that can attend -- and we also suggest that current participants consider sitting in on a class, especially since our collection has added iPod compatibility since most of us first took the training.

Browse, Check Out, Download!

Monday January 25th at 10am. Access Code: 5736006

Tuesday January 26th at 3pm. Access Code: 5736000

Description: Learn how to browse, check out, and download titles from your library's Virtual Branch website. At the end of this course, library staff should feel comfortable answering basic questions about your OverDrive download service.

Duration: 1.5 hours.

Who should attend: All staff.

As in the past, the training will be done using the Ready Talk service. Go to http://www.readytalk.com and use your access code to log in. You will be given the phone number to call in order to hear the audio portion.

15 January 2010

Listen Up! MARC Records Available

A new file, Winter 2009.mrc, is available in the Listen Up! Vermont MARC records folder -- available in the Box.net widget in the menu bar on the left on the Listen Up! blog, or directly at http://www.box.net/shared/kyo801kt0o.

Be sure when importing these records into your catalog, you have matching rules set up to avoid adding two copies.

13 January 2010

Welcome Round Five Members!

We are pleased to welcome the following libraries to Listen Up! Vermont:

Alburgh Community Education Center Alburgh
Barnet School Barnet
Barton Public Library Barton
Blake Memorial Library East Corinth
Bradford Public Library Bradford
Calef Memorial Library Washington
Chelsea Public Library Chelsea
Cornwall Free Public Library Cornwall
Glover Library Glover
Grafton Public Library Grafton
Haston Library Franklin
Hinesburg Community School Library Hinesburg
Huntington Library Huntington
John G. McCullough Free Library North Bennington
Latham Library Thetford
Montgomery Town Library Montgomery
Morrill Memorial and Harris Library Strafford
Townshend Public Library Townshend
Twin Valley High School Wilmington
Waits River Valley School E. Corinth
Waterbury Public Library Waterbury
Whiting Library Chester

12 January 2010

Mark your calendar! OverDrive training for Listen Up! Vermont

As anyone who has taken the "Browse, Check Out, Download!" class (formerly Digital Library 101) knows, this class run by OverDrive is the perfect introduction to learning about the Listen Up! Vermont collection, and prepares you to answer just about any question your patrons might have about using the service.

With our new Round Five members getting ready to start up, OverDrive is offering two sessions of this excellent training. We strongly suggest all Round Five libraries attend the training -- there is no limit on the number of staff that can attend -- and we also suggest that current participants consider sitting in on a class, especially since our collection has added iPod compatibility since most of us first took the training.

Browse, Check Out, Download!

Monday January 25th at 10am. Access Code: 5736006

Tuesday January 26th at 3pm. Access Code: 5736000

Description: Learn how to browse, check out, and download titles from your library's Virtual Branch website. At the end of this course, library staff should feel comfortable answering basic questions about your OverDrive download service.

Duration: 1.5 hours.

Who should attend: All staff.

As in the past, the training will be done using the Ready Talk service. Go to http://www.readytalk.com and use your access code to log in. You will be given the phone number to call in order to hear the audio portion.

05 January 2010

Recorded Books Additions

Here's what was added to the Recorded Books One Click Downloadable Audio collection this month:


TITLEAUTHOR
1Unbearable Lightness of Scones (44 Scotland Street Bk #5)Smith, Alexander McCall
2Last Suppers (Catering Mystery Bk #4)Davidson, Diane Mott
3Center Cannot Hold, The: My Journey Through MadnessSaks, Elyn
4Death in the Devil’s Acre Perry, Anne
5Google SpeaksLowe, Janet
6This Year I WillRyan, M.J.
7Yellow MoonRhodes, Jewell Parker
8Sister’s Test, A Brunstetter, Wanda
9Every Secret ThingLippman, Laura
10On a Wicked DawnLaurens, Stephanie
11Texas CookingWingate, Lisa
12Manxome FoeRingo, John
13Murder in the Latin QuarterBlack, CaraiPod Compatible
14StrongholdsGriggs, Vanessa DavisiPod Compatible
15Alice’s TulipsDallas, SandraiPod Compatible
16Warrior Mallinson, AllaniPod Compatible
17ShoptimismEisenberg, LeeiPod Compatible
18Olive Tree: A Personal Journey Through Mediterranean Olive GrovesDrinkwater, CaroliPod Compatible
19Lost Prophecies: A Historical Mystery Medieval MurderersiPod Compatible
20Somebody’s Sinning in My BedG’orge-Walker, PatiPod Compatible
21All I Want is EverythingPoole, Daaimah S.iPod Compatible
22Company We Keep, TheMonroe, MaryiPod Compatible
23Surrendered Heart, APeterson, TracieiPod Compatible
24Bride in the Bargain, AGist, DeanneiPod Compatible
25Toros & Torsos (Hector Lassiter Bk #2)McDonald, CraigiPod Compatible
26Later at the BarBarry, RebeccaiPod Compatible
27Cold River (Black Falls Bk #2)Neggers, CarlaiPod Compatible
28Violence of the Mountain ManJohnstone, William W.iPod Compatible
29This House of SkyDoig, IvaniPod Compatible
30Rampage of the Mountain ManJohnstone, William W.iPod Compatible




For Children and Young Adults

1Alt EdAtkins, Catherine
2Sent (The Missing Bk #2)Haddix, Margaret Peterson
3Ivy & Bean: Doomed in Dance Barrows, Annie
4Countess Below the Stairs, AIbbotson, Eva
5Cam Jansen and the Ghostly MysteryAdler, David