Program

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Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Registration

3:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Stop by during this time to check-in and pick up your name badge and conference materials. Located at the Hilton Cleveland Hotel.

Digipalooza Kickoff Social at Punch Bowl Social

6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Join us for a night of mingling with fellow attendees at Punch Bowl Social. Don’t miss the brand-new and reimagined Digital Bookmobile parked outside! Inside, enjoy arcade games, bowling, darts, karaoke & more, along with food and drinks in Cleveland’s hip Flats neighborhood, overlooking the Cuyahoga River.

Free trolleys will shuttle attendees to and from the event. Trolleys will leave from the Ontario Entrance of the Hilton Cleveland Downtown starting at 5:45 PM.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Registration

7:30 – 9:00 a.m.

Stop by during this time to check-in and pick up your name badge and conference materials. Located at the Convention Center.

Breakfast

8:00 – 9:00 a.m.

Breakfast generously sponsored by Kensington Publishing Corp.

Tip off: Welcome to Digipalooza

9:00 – 9:30 a.m.

Team OverDrive will kick-off Digipalooza with a review of the conference program and opening remarks.

Steve PotashPresident and Chief Executive Officer, OverDrive
Shannon LichtyDirector of Partner Services, OverDrive

Create Reading Happiness: New User Acquisition & Retention

9:30 – 10:30 a.m.

How do you get your community excited about your digital library? Learn how new features, formats and promotional efforts can bring in first time users and help build a loyal, happy fan base.

Maria Cipriano
David Cooksey
Ms. Khor Su Min
Peggy Murphy
Jim Monastra

Networking & Refreshments Break

10:30 – 11:00 a.m.

Network with fellow attendees, Team OverDrive, and sponsors and exhibitors.

Key Perspectives on the State of the Digital Lending Industry

11:00a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Hear experts share their insights on the opportunities and challenges facing libraries in a moderated panel format.

Jeff Julian
Sari Feldman
Matt Enis
Michele Cobb
Cevin Bryerman
Erica Lazzaro

New Titles Highlights from Leading Publishers: Lunch & Learn

12:00 – 1:15 p.m.

Enjoy lunch and get the first-look at new titles coming soon from the industry’s largest publishers.

10 Time-Saving Tricks to Simplify Collection Development

1:15 – 2:15 p.m.

From managing pre-orders and metered access content to self-published titles and standing orders, building and maintaining your digital collection can be a challenge. Hear tips and success stories from experts in the field that will save you time and effort.

Emily Chandler
Tish Lowrey
Kris Minschke
Kristin Preyss
Jessica Trotter
Heather Urtz
Holly Varley
Rachel Woods

Afternoon breakout sessions : Round 1

2:30 – 3:00 p.m.

Select two of the following breakout sessions to attend Thursday afternoon. Follow the “Who should attend?” recommendations for guidance on what sessions might be most applicable for you, based on your role at the library and relationship with OverDrive.


Libraries Working Together: Consortium Best Practices

Learn from consortium leaders about how they’re successfully managing collection development, budget, staff training, and more for their group of libraries. We’ll also dig into features and benefits for Advantage libraries.

Who should attend? Collection Development (consortia); Administrators & Directors (consortia); Electronic resources (consortia)

Ruth Ann Copley – North Carolina Digital Library 
Dave Fischer – Sunflower eLibrary 
Andy Bucher – OverDrive 
Jen Reynard – OverDrive 


Marketplace 101: Getting Started with Purchasing & Reports

Are you new to OverDrive and feeling overwhelmed with everything there is to do in Marketplace? Take this opportunity to see hands-on demonstrations on how to get started, including which reports and other Marketplace tools will help you start purchasing content for your library right away.

Who should attend? Collection Development; Electronic resources; New to OverDrive

Shannon Hunt – OverDrive
Jill Grunenwald – OverDrive


Train the Trainer: Engaging Staff & Users

Learn how to get your staff and end users familiar with using OverDrive with presentation templates, help resources, and event & programming ideas.

Who should attend? Training; Marketing; Front-line staff; Support/IT; New to OverDrive

Briana Johnson-Sims – OverDrive
Sydney Kalnay – OverDrive


Hashtags, Trending, & Moments, Oh My: Social Media Marketing

We’ll cover strategies for using social media to promote digital collections easily and effectively.

Who should attend? Marketing; Training; Administrators & Directors; Collection Development

Rickie Mascia – OverDrive
Adam Sockel – OverDrive


Top Support Questions & Troubleshooting Tips

Don’t miss the OverDrive support team’s coverage of the most common questions and device troubleshooting to help make you an OverDrive expert.

Who should attend? Support/IT; Front-line staff; Electronic Resources; Training; New to OverDrive

Owen Park – OverDrive
Daver Jennings – OverDrive
Lydia Burke – OverDrive


Networking & Refreshments Break

3:00 – 3:30 p.m.

Network with fellow attendees, Team OverDrive, and sponsors and exhibitors.

Afternoon breakout sessions : Round 2

3:30 – 4:00 p.m.

Select two of the following breakout sessions to attend Thursday afternoon. Follow the “Who should attend?” recommendations for guidance on what sessions might be most applicable for you, based on your role at the library and relationship with OverDrive.


Libraries Working Together: Consortium Best Practices

Learn from consortium leaders about how they’re successfully managing collection development, budget, staff training, and more for their group of libraries. We’ll also dig into features and benefits for Advantage libraries.

Who should attend? Collection Development (consortia); Administrators & Directors (consortia); Electronic resources (consortia)

Ruth Ann Copley – North Carolina Digital Library 
Dave Fischer – Sunflower eLibrary 
Andy Bucher – OverDrive 
Jen Reynard – OverDrive 


Marketplace 101: Getting Started with Purchasing & Reports

Are you new to OverDrive and feeling overwhelmed with everything there is to do in Marketplace? Take this opportunity to see hands-on demonstrations on how to get started, including which reports and other Marketplace tools will help you start purchasing content for your library right away.

Who should attend? Collection Development; Electronic resources; New to OverDrive

Shannon Hunt – OverDrive
Jill Grunenwald – OverDrive


Train the Trainer: Engaging Staff & Users

Learn how to get your staff and end users familiar with using OverDrive with presentation templates, help resources, and event & programming ideas.

Who should attend? Training; Marketing; Front-line staff; Support/IT; New to OverDrive

Briana Johson-Sims OverDrive
Sydney Kalnay – OverDrive


Hashtags, Trending, & Moments, Oh My: Social Media Marketing

We’ll cover strategies for using social media to promote digital collections easily and effectively.

Who should attend? Marketing; Training; Administrators & Directors; Collection Development

Rickie Mascia – OverDrive
Adam Sockel – OverDrive


Top Support Questions & Troubleshooting Tips

Don’t miss the OverDrive support team’s coverage of the most common questions and device troubleshooting to help make you an OverDrive expert.

Who should attend? Support/IT; Front-line staff; Electronic Resources; Training; New to OverDrive

Owen Park – OverDrive
Daver Jennings – OverDrive
Lydia Burke – OverDrive

Open Exhibit Hours

4:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Visit the Exhibit Hall to connect with conference partners, sponsors and exhibitors, and for a chance for device giveaways and more.

Throwback Thursday Party at the House of Blues

7:00 – 11:00 p.m.

Join us for a “Throwback Thursday” party at the House of Blues on Cleveland’s bustling East 4th Street. A live band will play hits from the past and today for a fun night of dinner & dancing!

The party at the House of Blues is generously sponsored by Rowman & Littlefield.

Free trolleys will shuttle attendees to and from the event. Trolleys will leave from the Ontario Entrance of the Hilton Cleveland Downtown starting at 6:45 PM. Transportation for the evening is generously sponsored by Sourcebooks.

Friday, August 4, 2017

Morning Yoga

7:30 – 8:00 a.m.

Breakfast

8:00 – 9:00 a.m.

Secrets from the Front Lines: How Successful Libraries are Changing the Rules

9:00 – 10:00 a.m.

This moderated panel will feature library experts who will share real-life success stories and best practices that your library can learn from to take your digital collection to the next level.

Jean Anderson – Wisconsin Public Library Consortium
Jesse Applegate – American Prison Data Systems
Ruth Ann Copley – NC Kids Digital Library
Mike Hawkins – Sno-Isle Libraries
Jessica Russell – Harris County Public Library
Matt Jurns – OverDrive

Today's Data, Tomorrow's Results: Increase Circulation through Smarter Analysis

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Learn how OverDrive can help you find insights within your data to help improve circulations, purchasing efficiency and patron growth.  We will share a few key insights, practical tools and success stories to lead and motivate your journey.

Catherine Leonard – Auckland Libraries
Kristie Lanzotti – Toledo-Lucas County Public Library
Mike Evans – OverDrive
Katie Blachman – OverDrive

Marketing Idea Exchange: Networking & Refreshments Break

11:00 – 11:45 a.m.

Join us for a spotlight of marketing ideas from fellow librarians in this virtual poster session.

Sneak Peek: OverDrive's Product Roadmap

11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Hear firsthand from OverDrive’s product and development teams about the latest innovations and emerging technologies for the OverDrive user experience and Marketplace.

Ryan Fish – OverDrive
Bob Govia – OverDrive
Michael Haren – OverDrive
Krista Lipps – OverDrive
Tish Lowery – OverDrive

Lunch & Conversation

1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

Enjoy lunch and a chance to network with your peers and Team OverDrive to share insights and think about next steps to shape the future of digital media at your library.

Lunch generously sponsored by OCLC, Inc.

Professional Book Nerds Podcast: Live Interview with Kelly Corrigan

2:00 – 2:30 p.m.

Podcast hosts Jill Grunenwald and Adam Sockel sit down with bestselling author Kelly Corrigan for a live podcast interview!

Kelly Corrigan – Featured Author
Adam Sockel – OverDrive
Jill Grunenwald – OverDrive

Final Whistle: Closing Remarks from OverDrive's Team Captain

2:30 – 3:00 p.m.

Hear from OverDrive CEO, Steve Potash, as he summarizes key takeaways from the conference and thoughts about the future of digital reading innovations.

Steve Potash –President and Chief Executive Officer, OverDrive