We started hosting Digipalooza in 2006 to bring together our partners for a unique blend of education, networking and fun. Since then, we’ve hosted five international user group events with dozens of speakers from publishing industry experts to authors and librarians across the globe.
For 2019, we’re introducing Digipalooza Academy, one-day events across North America, to share and learn best practices to maximize budget and meet the increasing demand for digital books in your community.
Join us for a jam-packed day of interactive panels led by leading librarians and the OverDrive team, networking opportunities, and hands-on sessions to become a digital expert at your library.
Program is subject to change.
8:00 – 9:00 AM
Check-in & Continental Breakfast
9:00 – 9:15 AM
Welcome to Digipalooza Academy
10:15 – 10:45 AM
10:45 – 11:30 AM
Become a Libby Ambassador
In this hands-on session, our Training Specialists will make you experts in all things Libby so you’re confident showing friends, family, and patrons just how easy it is to get started. They’ll then take you on a behind-the-scenes tour of all the extra bells and whistles in Libby you didn’t even know existed. BYOD (bring your own device)
11:30 – 12:30 PM
How to Reach and Engage All Your Community Segments
You have the content…now what? Hear best practices from experts on how to increase awareness and usage of your digital library across every demographic in your community. You’ll leave with quick and easy solutions for connecting the right person with the right book at the right time.
12:30 – 1:30 AM
Lunch & Author Keynote from Nefertiti Austin
1:30 – 2:30 PM
The Highlight Reel: A Firsthand Look at Successful Libraries in Action
OverDrive gives you dozens of ideas to grow your digital library circulation, and now you can hear them firsthand from your peers. This panel of librarians will share all their tricks for maximizing your digital library’s potential.
2:30 – 3:00 PM
Better Together: Library and School Partnerships
Libraries and schools worldwide are collaborating to serve young readers in new ways. In this session, we’ll showcase successful examples and tips for partnering with schools in your local community.
3:00 – 3:30 PM
3:30 – 4:00 PM
The Download: Must-Know Tid Bits for Ultimate Impact
With so much to share and so little time, this fast-paced session will run through all the important things you need to know to effectively manage and grow your digital library.
4:00 – 4:30 PM
ALA Update & Crystal Ball Report
4:30 – 6:00 PM
Rock & Roll Wrap Up Reception
Please join us for a Cleveland-style reception with music, light food, and drinks.
Price includes all conference sessions, materials, breakfast, lunch, and light food and drinks at the Rock & Roll Wrap Up.
Free Wi-Fi is provided in all conference space.
Hilton Pasadena, International Ballroom
168 South Los Robles Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91101
A block of rooms has been reserved for attendees at the Hilton Pasadena, 168 South Los Robles Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91101 on Tuesday, October 22 and Wednesday, October 23 for $189 USD/night + tax. Reservations must be made by October 2, 2019.
Bram & Bluma Appel Salon, Toronto Reference Library
789 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON
A block of rooms has been reserved for attendees at the Kimpton Saint George Hotel, 280 Bloor Street West Toronto, Ontario, M5S 1V8, on Thursday, August 8 and Friday, August 9 for $289 CAD/night + tax. Reservations must be made by July 19, 2019.