Category Archives: OverDrive

Children’s E-book Additions

When our site is out of development, you can look forward to this opening collection of some new titles, classic favorites, and titles from the DCF and GMBA awards lists:   A Faraway Island Annika Thor, Linda Schenck A Little … Continue reading

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Quick Facts About Our Ebook Collection

Some things to remember about our just-starting-collection: In general: We will be offering trainings on ebooks through OverDrive. As with our previous trainings, these will be done online. All member libraries should ensure staff attend one of these trainings, even … Continue reading

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The E-book Collection Begins!

Once the Listen Up! Vermont site comes out of development (necessary to add e-books), our patrons can look forward to the following titles as part of the opening collection:   Title Author(s) And Then There Were None Agatha Christie Dark … Continue reading

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ALA releases E-books Map

This morning, the American Library Association released this interesting map, looking at the coverage of access to e-books through libraries in the US: I was actually surprised to see that 22% of Vermont libraries who responded reported having access for … Continue reading

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Notes from the Community Outreach Training

I have been participating in OverDrive’s Open Training Month; today I attended the Community Outreach training. Here are my notes: #1 Referrer – your library’s homepage. Be sure it is easy to locate (above the fold/not needing to scroll), and … Continue reading

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Notes from Patron Assistance

Yesterday I sat in on one of the sessions from OverDrive’s Training Month, “Patron Assistance.” This is the perfect training for librarians needing a refresher, as well as to have solutions for the most common issues that come up. If … Continue reading

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Digital Bookmobile a HIT!

Kip Roberson, Nancy Tusinski, and I had a great time in the heat yesterday with OverDrive’s Digital Bookmobile. We had 86 people stop and receive excellent training from Lisa and R.E., as well as information about Listen Up! Vermont. It … Continue reading

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Digital Bookmobile Arrives Tomorrow, Noon to 6pm

It’s almost here: The Digital Bookmobile! Don’t forget to stop by the Pierson Library tomorrow to try out gadgets, have a chance to win an mp3 player, and get face-to-face training on how to use OverDrive and download audio from … Continue reading

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The Digital Bookmobile Is Coming!

You might be thinking? : WHAT? What’s coming? This fantastic tractor trailer full of gadgets, complete with a space for training patrons on how to use OverDrive and download audio from Listen Up! Vermont. On Tuesday, August 31 from noon … Continue reading

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OverDrive’s Open Training Month

September is Open Training Month for OverDrive, and we encourage staff from all of our member libraries to sign up and take advantage of the course offerings. As with other trainings offered by OverDrive, you can take the training anywhere … Continue reading

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