First Tuesdays was designed as a continuing-education opportunity for staff of libraries in Washington State. This free web presentation, from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., allows attendees to share their skills and successes and learn about new topics. The special-subject presentations, lasting about 60 minutes, are recorded so that others may listen at their own convenience.
Finding Something to read NOW (and More!): OverDrive Tips & Tricks for Assisting Readers, presented by Will Stuivenga, Washington State Library, December 6, 2016, 9:00 AM PACIFIC
This session will explore ways to improve the reading experience for your online readers, such as the advantages of using OverDrive’s Wish List as opposed to placing holds. Other techniques include power limiting, searching by genre, using the “Recommended for You” feature, and more. We will briefly review other patron assistance options, such as resetting downloads and adjusting the holds queue. Library staff will receive tips on the best OverDrive training and promotional materials. Time permitting, we may also discuss publisher eBook pricing practices and how they affect our budgets and collections.
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