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. Enjoy arcade games, bowling, darts, karaoke & more, along with food and drinks in Cleveland’s revitalized Flats neighborhood, overlooking the Cuyahoga River.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Registration

7:00 – 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.

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.

Networking & Refreshments Break

10:30 – 11:00 a.m.

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

Keynote Speaker : Cokie Roberts

11:00a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

We are thrilled to welcome Cokie Roberts as our keynote speaker. Cokie Roberts is a political commentator for ABC News and NPR and has written six New York Times bestsellers, most dealing with the roles of women in U.S. history.

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.

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)


Marketplace 101: A Beginner’s Guide to 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


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


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


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


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)


Marketplace 101: A Beginner’s Guide to 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


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


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


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

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 night of dinner & dancing, which will also feature #TBT Trivia and a photo booth.

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.

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

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Learn how to collect data for your digital library and apply it when making decisions for budgeting, usage, purchasing behavior, and more. We’ll share case studies and provide instructions to help you create an action plan for your library.

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.

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 author interview

2:00 – 2:30 p.m.

Author TBA

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.