Digipalooza 2021 Virtual Program


Digipalooza ’21 brings together a worldwide community of experts – including librarians, educators and literacy professionals, publishers, technologists, AI and marketing leaders – to share how ebooks and audiobooks impact our institutions and the communities they serve. Join industry leaders who use data-driven decisions to drive best practices and shape the next chapter of digital content for readers everywhere.

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*We anticipate Digipalooza sessions will translate 1:1 into professional development hours (e.g., 30 minute session equals 30 minutes of PD time). Because professional development and continuing education credits vary by state, country, or even library or school, please consult those at your organization responsible for crediting PD hours.

1:00 PM EST(15 min)

Welcome & Introduction

Whether this is your first Digipalooza, or you’ve attended each event since 2006, welcome! We’ll kick off the conference with a guide to an exciting 3 half-days to help you maximize your time and find ways to engage with presenters, exhibitors, sponsors and other attendees.

Session Type: General

Speakers:

Shannon Lichty

Shannon Lichty

Vice President of Partner Services

OverDrive

1:15 PM EST(30 min)

Digital Access for All: How Government Investments for Libraries and Schools in 2021 are Succeeding

This presentation will provide information regarding the CARES Act, ARPA and other government initiatives to help bring everyone online. Presenters will provide both a national perspective with examples of how libraries can benefit from government grants for pandemic relief, as well as recent local wins and best practices on navigating the maze of funding.

Session Type: General

Moderator:

Alan S. Inouye

Alan S. Inouye

Senior Director of Public Policy and Government Relations

American Library Association

Speakers:

Crosby Kemper III

Crosby Kemper III

Director

Institute of Museum and Library Services

Morgan Rose Pershing

Morgan Rose Pershing

Community Engagement Manager

Sacramento Public Library

1:45 PM EST(30 min)

Keynote: Dr. Carla D. Hayden, 14th Librarian of Congress

Dr. Carla Hayden, nominated in 2016 by President Barack Obama as the 14th Librarian of Congress, will join us for an intimate one-on-one interview. She’ll share her views on the important and unique role that libraries play in the community, the impact of the digital shift, and a vision for a post-pandemic future.

Session Type: General, Keynote

Moderator:

Felton Thomas

Felton Thomas

Executive Director

Cleveland Public Library

Speakers:

Dr. Carla Hayden

14th Librarian of Congress

Library of Congress

Dr. Carla Hayden was sworn in as the 14th Librarian of Congress on September 14, 2016. Hayden, the first woman and the first African American to lead the national library, was nominated to the position by President Barack Obama on February 24, 2016, and her nomination was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on July 13.

Prior to her latest post she served, since 1993, as CEO of the Enoch Pratt Free Library in Baltimore, Maryland. Hayden was nominated by President Obama to be a member of the National Museum and Library Services Board in January 2010 and was confirmed to that post by the Senate in June 2010. Prior to joining the Pratt Library, Hayden was deputy commissioner and chief librarian of the Chicago Public Library from 1991 to 1993. She was an assistant professor for Library and Information Science at the University of Pittsburgh from 1987 to 1991. Hayden was library services coordinator for the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago from 1982 to 1987. She began her career with the Chicago Public Library as the young adult services coordinator from 1979 to 1982 and as a library associate and children’s librarian from 1973 to 1979.

Hayden was president of the American Library Association from 2003 to 2004. In 1995, she was the first African American to receive Library Journal’s Librarian of the Year Award in recognition of her outreach services at the Pratt Library, which included an after-school center for Baltimore teens offering homework assistance and college and career counseling. Hayden received a B.A. from Roosevelt University and an M.A. and Ph.D. from the Graduate Library School of the University of Chicago.

2:15 PM EST(30 min)

Equity, Representation and Your Digital Library

Diversity issues impact all communities. Libraries have been at the forefront at this critical time in our history, leading the way by tackling misconceptions with programs and materials. Join library leaders who have successfully planned and organized collections that serve all members of the community.

Session Type: Track

Speakers:

Susy Gonzalez Pueschner

Susy Gonzalez Pueschner

Outreach Services Specialist

King County Library System

Cathy Mason

Cathy Mason

Catalog & Serials Manager

Columbus Metropolitan Library

Angela Nolet

Angela Nolet

Librarian, Online Library Services

King County Library System

Moderator:

Todd Warhola

Todd Warhola

Account Manager

OverDrive

How Your School’s Collection Supports DEI for Students

Best practices for selecting, curating, supporting and promoting a digital collection that is needed by all members of your community. Learn how a diverse collection supports inclusion and equity, SEL, MTSS and individualized learning.

Session Type: Track

Speakers:

Lori Micho

Lori Micho

Library Services Coordinator

Denver School District

Amanda Samland

Amanda Samland

Library Services Coordinator

Denver School District

Sarah Sansbury

Sarah Sansbury

Media Specialist

DeKalb County School District

Moderator:

Noel Zickefoose

Noel Zickefoose

Account Manager

OverDrive Education

Bringing Diversity, Equity and Inclusion to Your Workplace or Campus

Prepare your employees or higher ed students for the workforce with impactful titles to help guide lifelong skillsets in support of common goals. Learn which books make the world a better place and the best practices to bring positive change to your organization or campus.

Session Type: Track

Speakers:

Lauren Winn

Lauren Winn

Team Leader

Rock Central

MMarie Seymour-Green

Marie Seymour-Green

Electronic Resources Librarian

University of Delaware

2:45 PM EST(15 min)

Digipalooza CONNECT: Networking Break (LIVE)

Session Type: General

3:00 PM EST(30 min)

Trends and Insights from the Surge in Library Digital Circulation

What began in March of last year has continued, with some expected seasonality, causing several new trends and opportunities as Public Libraries study patron demand and usage. Record transactions are providing larger data sets for analytics to reveal how libraries and catalogs are serving their communities. This session will share valuable insights to help guide your collection development and tech service planning.

Session Type: Track

Speakers:

Renelda Sells

Renelda Sells

Manager of Collections & Technology

Hillsborough County Public Library Cooperative

Jessica Russell

Jessica Russell

Assistant Director, Collection Services

Sno-Isle Libraries

Moderator:

Shane Spencer

Shane Spencer

Regional Manager

OverDrive

Deep Dive Into Data: Where Digital Flourishes

Tom Nixon of Fresno Unified School District will lead us on an exploration of his district’s aggregated reading data. He’ll discuss how this information impacted policy and purchasing decisions, with actionable insights you can apply with your digital collection. We’ll also hear from OverDrive’s resident data expert, Chris Moody, Senior Manager of Business Systems & Analytics. Together, we’ll learn what the data tells us about the reading trends that shaped 2020, and how it suggests we prepare for the future.

Session Type: Track

Fireside Chat:

Thomas Nixon

Thomas Nixon

Online Learning & Library Services Manager

Fresno Unified School District

Chris Moody

Chris Moody

Senior Manager Business Systems & Analytics

OverDrive

Lessons from the Data for Academic and Corporate Libraries

The past year and a half altered the digital landscape for academic and corporate libraries. Hear how access to popular materials and trade books supplement the digital collection for a leading university and the U.S. Army.

Session Type: Track

Speakers:

Rebecca Walton

Rebecca Walton

Acquisitions & Collection Analysis Librarian

Brigham Young University

Christina Kruger

Christina Kruger

Reference Librarian

U.S. Army

Moderator:

Steven Rosato

Steven Rosato

Manager

OverDrive Professional

3:30 PM EST(45 min)

Community Reading Programs, Digital Book Clubs & More

Going digital has yielded some unexpected results benefiting the library, readers and publishers. From replacing a single author event to participating in community (and national or global) reading programs, discover how virtual shared reading experiences can attract and delight audiences near and far.

Session Type: Track

Speakers:

Hilary Lewis

Hilary Lewis

Coordinator of eResources

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh

Jill Grunenwald

Jill Grunenwald

Marketing and Communications Specialist

OverDrive

Danielle Stanley

Danielle Stanley

Electronic Resources Librarian

Phoenix Public Library

Pamela Logue

Pamela Logue

Information Coordinator

Renfreshire Libraries

Moderator:

Meghan Volchko

Meghan Volchko

Collection Development Manager

OverDrive

How to Use Digital Books with Your Curriculum

If your curriculum is anchored by high-quality trade books for required reads, you know that great books engage students. But how do you ensure that every student gets the right book? How does a great student reading experience support your learning objectives, and what are the best practices for implementation? What data indicates student engagement? You’ll emerge from this session like a digital sommelier, ready to pair digital books with your curriculum’s list of required and supplemental books.

Session Type: Track

Speakers:

Speakers

Hear from nearly a dozen educators who are using Sora to supply digital books for required curriculum titles.

The Future is Now: How a digital catalog best complements your physical library

With a digital library, mobility and convenience are king. Which subjects and collections leverage the digital advantages best? With offline access, ebooks and audiobooks can deliver professional development, important information and entertainment 24/7 anytime, anywhere.

Session Type: Track

Speakers:

Isabelle Garcia

Isabelle Garcia

Business Program Manager

Microsoft

Klara Ramnath

Klara Ramnath

Acquisitions and Cataloging Librarian

Gettysburg College

Moderator:

Lindsey Levinsohn

Lindsey Levinsohn

Account Manager

OverDrive Professional

4:15 PM EST(30 min)

The Future Is Listening: How Audiobooks Engage and Serve More Readers

Hear from the top audiobook publisher, an audiobook publishing industry leader, and a librarian from a top-performing library about how this form of reading is continuing to evolve and becoming more important to your patrons.

Session Type: General

Moderator:

Michele Cobb

Michele Cobb

Executive Director

Audio Publishers Association

Speakers:

Amanda D’Acierno

Amanda D’Acierno

President & Publisher

PRH Audio Group

Angela Nolet

Angela Nolet

Librarian, Online Library Services

King County Library System

4:45 PM EST(15 min)

Day 1 Wrap Up & Takeaways… LIVE

Session Type: General

Speakers:

Shannon Lichty

Shannon Lichty

Vice President of Partner Services

OverDrive

Angela Arnold

Angela Arnold

General Manager

OverDrive Education

Steven Rosato

Steven Rosato

Manager

OverDrive Professional

5:00 PM EST(1 hour)

Digipalooza Virtual Dance Party

We’re taking dance parties to the next level!

Don’t miss Digipalooza’s one-of-a-kind virtual dance party featuring uRequest Live (uRL) – an innovative, world-class, 10-piece band merged with interactive technology. It’s an engaging and interactive experience where the audience crafts the playlist in real time and influences the outcome of the show.

Which decade? Which genre? Which songs? That’s all up to you, including which singers should sing and which instrumentalists should be featured. 

Don’t forget your dancing shoes!

Session Type: General

12:00 PM EST(30 min)

Exhibit Hall – GRAND OPENING… LIVE

Join our partner exhibitors and sponsors in the Exhibit Hall.

Session Type: Exhibit Hall

12:30 PM EST(5 min)

Welcome & Day 2 Preview… LIVE

Session Type: General

Speakers:

Shannon Lichty

Shannon Lichty

Vice President of Partner Services

OverDrive

12:35 PM EST(30 min)

“Out of This World” Author

He taught us how to survive on Mars in The Martian. Now in Project Hail Mary, we follow a tale of discovery, speculation, and survival on a mission to preserve humanity  and the Earth itself. OverDrive’s own Professional Book Nerds, Adam and Jill, will interview Andy for this special session.

Session Type: General

Speakers:

Andy Weir

Photo Cred:
Aubrie Pick

Andy Weir

Author

Andy Weir built a two-decade career as a software engineer until the success of his first published novel, The Martian, allowed him to live out his dream of writing full-time. He is a lifelong space nerd and a devoted hobbyist of such subjects as relativistic physics, orbital mechanics, and the history of manned spaceflight. He also mixes a mean cocktail. He lives in California.

Moderators:

Adam Sockel

Adam Sockel

Co-Host

Professional Book Nerds

Jill Grunenwald

Jill Grunenwald

Co-Host

Professional Book Nerds

1:05 PM EST(40 min)

Actionable Data and Intelligence From Your Digital Catalogs

Digital book collections involve a lot more than just great titles. School and library leaders often need to communicate to executives and constituents how their digital collections are performing. They interpret that data to create new policies and processes that benefit their readers. We’ll hear from several leaders about how they use their digital collection insights and trends to make data-driven decisions, serve their communities, and maximize budgets.

Session Type: General

Speakers:

Migell Acosta

Migell Acosta

Director

San Diego County Library

Melissa Jacobs

Melissa Jacobs

Director

NYC Department of Education/NYC School Library System

Devra Dragos

Devra Dragos

Technology & Access Services Director

Nebraska Library Commission

Moderator:

Angela Arnold

Angela Arnold

General Manager

OverDrive Education

1:45 PM EST(30 min)

Keynote #2 TBD

Session Type: General, Keynote

2:15 PM EST(30 min)

The Next Chapter of Publisher-Library Relations

The balancing act continues. As digital catalogs grow and access models proliferate, how can libraries assure all stakeholders benefit from reader discovery and engagement that libraries uniquely deliver? Hear publishers’ perspectives about how the digital landscape continues to evolve and what this means for publisher and library relationships.

Session Type: Track

Speakers:

Mary Rasenberger

Mary Rasenberger

CEO

Author’s Guild

Skip Dye

Skip Dye

SVP Library Sales and Digital Strategy, SVP Director of Sales Operations

Penguin Random House

Moderator:

Sari Feldman

Sari Feldman

Past President, American Library Association
Former Executive Director, Cuyahoga County Public Library

The COVID-19 Disruption on Publishing and How Publishers Adapted

In 2020, publishers were forced to innovate and evolve to meet the new demand for digital books in the classroom. Learn how top publishers adapted their products and business models to enable schools access to more digital content.

Session Type: Track

Speakers:

Jen Jensen

Jen Jensen

President and Publisher

Bearport Publishing

Rachel Zugschwert

Rachel Zugschwert

Vice President of Marketing

Lerner Publishing Group

Leslie Hulse

Leslie Hulse

SVP Digital Business Development

HarperCollins

Moderator:

Lauren Cannavino

Lauren Cannavino

Publisher Account Services Team Lead

OverDrive

Spotlight on New Publishers, Collections and Resources for your Digital Catalog

Join us for updates from publishers generating reader interest and circulation growth in academic and corporate library catalogs.

Session Type: Track

Speakers:

Niko Pfund

Niko Pfund

President

Oxford University Press, USA

Sidney Slover

Sidney Slover

CEO and Co-founder

Learn It Live

Andrea Fleck-Nisbet

Andrea Fleck-Nisbet

VP and Publisher

Harper Horizon, imprint of HarperCollins Focus

Moderator:

Winnie Li

Winnie Li

Manager of Publisher Account Services

OverDrive

2:45 PM EST(30 min)

How Databases and Streaming Media Drive Community Engagement

While ebooks and digital audiobooks have proven their popularity over the years, make room for new types and sources of digital content. Learn about exciting developments with streaming video, learning services and databases, and hear success stories of libraries that are finding new patrons and engaging more with existing ones.

Session Type: Track

Speakers:

Val Sherman

Val Sherman

Collection Development Coordinator

Akron Summit County Public Library

Amy Richard

Amy Richard

Digital Collections Coordinator

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library

Moderator:

Karen Estrovich

Karen Estrovich

Senior Manager of Public Library & Collection Development

OverDrive

How One Large District Adapted to a Digital Curriculum

When the digital shift accelerated in 2020, many schools expanded the scope of their digital book offerings beyond the school library and into the classroom. Learn how one district made this shift, including tech integrations and professional development, to provide students effective and efficient access to digital books.

Session Type: Track

Speakers:

Tricia Blackman

Tricia Blackman

Instructional Support Specialist for Middle Grades

Prince George’s County Schools

Moderator:

Jody Brookshire

Jody Brookshire

Account Executive

OverDrive Education

Popular Content Trends for Academic Libraries

After research and curriculum support, what are students looking to their academic libraries for? Join this panel session to learn how universities are seeing increased engagement with trade ebooks, audiobooks and other popular materials.

3:15 PM EST(15 min)

Digipalooza CONNECT: Networking Break (LIVE)

Session Type: General

3:30 PM EST(30 min)

Connecting Communities: Building Library & School Partnerships with Your Digital Collection

Students are using techology to leverage public library catalogs directly from the classroom, gaining instant access to curated, age-appropriate collections of digital books. Learn how Public Library CONNECT provides extraordinary success for libraries, schools, and especially students.

Session Type: Track

Speakers:

Amber Seely

Amber Seely

Division Director, Collections & Technical Services

Harris County Public Library

Liz Nebeker

Liz Nebeker

Library and Information Specialist

Cypress-Fairbanks ISD

Chris May

Chris May

Library Director/Fiscal Officer

Mansfield-Richland County Public Library

Moderator:

David Cooksey

David Cooksey

Digital Library Advisor

OverDrive

Empowering the Workforce: Examples of Corporate Libraries Leveraging Digital

Mirroring success in public libraries and schools, companies and organizations of all sizes are using digital content for both efficiency and professional growth reasons. This session will present examples of how professional associations are leveraging digital books to empower their workforce.

Session Type: Track

Speakers:

Abby Creitz (Shah)

Abby Creitz (Shah)

Manager, NAR Library and REALTOR® University Librarian

National Association of Realtors

Myee Gregory

Myee Gregory

Library Manager

Chartered Accountants

4:00 PM EST(30 min)

Like, Follow, Share, Retweet: Paving the Way to Social Media Success

Reaching all parts of your community helps drive success for the public library. Learn how to raise your social media status and leverage practical tools to bring your library’s social presence to the next level.

Session Type: Track

Speakers:

Cordelia Anderson

Cordelia Anderson

Library Consultant

Formerly at Charlotte Mecklenburg Public Library

Ryan LaSala

Ryan La Sala

Author/Social Media Influencer

Moderator:

Adam Sockel

Adam Sockel

Marketing Specialist

OverDrive

Reach and Embrace the TikTok Generation to Read More

Creative educators share successes and lessons learned to reach and engage students “where they are” using social media and other marketing tactics.

Session Type: Track

Speakers:

Caroline Carr

Caroline Carr

Librarian

Keller ISD

Sarah Sansbury

Sarah Sansbury

Teacher Librarian

DeKalb County School District

Lorna Vogelsang

Lorna Vogelsang

Librarian

JCSP Library Project

Colleen Stinson

Colleen Stinson

Senior Learning Commons Technician

Hamilton Wentworth District School Board

Shawn Maas

Shawn Maas

Media Specialist / ELA Instructor

Cypress Bay High School

Moderator:

Christina Samek

Christina Samek

Outreach Specialist

OverDrive Education

Best Practices to Promote Your Digital Collection

You’ve got a great collection and an award-winning app. How do leading schools and companies get the word out? Join us to see a variety of winning promotional and marketing campaigns to capture mindshare on your campus or building.

Session Type: Track

Speakers:

Adria Leal

Adria Leal

Associate Professor, Learning Resources Department

Miami Dade College

Jessica Rigg

Jessica Rigg

Acquisitions Librarian

Georgia Southern

4:30 PM EST(30 min)

OverDrive Technology & App Updates

In this fast changing environment, it’s essential to ensure continuous innovation to maximize ROI for your digital investment. Join OverDrive tech leaders to learn about our latest innovations to Libby and other products and services.

Session Type: Track

Speakers:

Jeff Sterling

Jeff Sterling

Chief Technology Officer

OverDrive

Ryan Fish

Ryan Fish

Executive Vice President, Product Management & UI/UX 

OverDrive

Moderator:

Katie Blachman

Katie Blachman

Product Liaison

OverDrive

OverDrive Education Technology & Sora App Updates

OverDrive Education product and technology specialists will present roadmaps for Marketplace and Sora user experience upgrades, as well as integrations with platforms such as Clever, Google and Schoology.

Session Type: Track

Speakers:

Mark Johnson

Mark Johnson

Product Owner

OverDrive

Karen Jakubczak

Karen Jakubczak

Product Owner

OverDrive

Beau Livengood

Beau Livengood

Product Owner

OverDrive

Moderator:

Tiffany Wincek

Tiffany Wincek

Product Liaison

OverDrive Education

OverDrive Professional: Maximizing the Use of Your Digital Collection

As your use of OverDrive increases, what comes next? Join us to learn about our plans to increase efficiency and effectiveness with user experience enhancements and best practices for mastering technology options from MARC Records to APIs to Libby.

Session Type: Track

Speakers:

Christina Virden

Christina Virden

E-Resources Coordinator

MOBIUS

Joel Ferdon

Joel Ferdon

Director of Library Services

Stanly Community College

Alan Unsworth

Alan Unsworth

Director of Academic Support & Research

Surry Community College

Moderator:

Shannon Carroll

Shannon Carroll

Product Support Specialist

OverDrive Professional

5:00 PM EST(15 min)

Day 2 Wrap Up & Takeaways… LIVE

Session Type: General

Speakers:

Shannon Lichty

Shannon Lichty

Vice President of Partner Services

OverDrive

Angela Arnold

Angela Arnold

General Manager

OverDrive Education

Steven Rosato

Steven Rosato

Manager

OverDrive Professional

5:15 PM EST(45 min)

From The Friend Zone to the reading zone with Abby Jimenez

Take a dash of wit, a sprinkle of charisma, and a whole lot of love, and what do you have? Bestselling contemporary romance writer and former Food Network champion Abby Jimenez. Her latest book,Life’s Too Short, is a charming and delightful romcom about a pair of polar opposites, one adorable dog, and making every day count.

Session Type: General

Speakers:

Abby Jimenez

Photo Cred:
Rachel Nadeau

Abby Jimenez

Author

Abby Jimenez is a Food Network winner, New York Times bestselling author, and founder of Nadia Cakes bakeries. She loves a good romance, coffee, doglets, and not leaving the house.

12:00 PM EST(30 mins)

Exhibit Hall – LIVE

Join our partner exhibitors and sponsors in the Exhibit Hall.

Session Type: Exhibit Hall

12:30 PM EST(5 min)

Welcome & Day 3 Preview…. LIVE

Session Type: General

Speakers:

Shannon Lichty

Shannon Lichty

Vice President of Partner Services

OverDrive

12:35 PM EST(30 min)

Take a Step Back in Time with Grace Burrowes

Session Description: From dancing the night away in the Tartan Two-Step to teaching readers How to Catch a Duke, Grace Burrowes’s bestselling historical romance novels will make you fall in love with reading all over again.

Session Type: General

Speakers:

Grace Burrowes

Grace Burrowes

Author

Grace Burrowes is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author who writes Georgian, Regency, Scottish Victorian, and contemporary romances in both novella and novel lengths. She discovered romance novels in junior high and has been reading them voraciously ever since. She enjoys giving workshops and speaking at writers’ conferences.

1:05 PM EST(25 min)

Scaling Up Your Digital Catalog with New Content Access Models

Digital book lending by libraries requires navigating numerous publisher-established terms and permissions. As librarians seek to develop collection development practices that are sustainable and meet demand for materials, come learn how the balancing act is being successfully managed within today’s landscape. Now, models include Sim Use, Cost per Circ, Limited Concurrent Use. Learn tips and best practices for using these models to stretch your budget most efficiently to meet the demands of your readers.

Session Type: Track

Speakers:

Kady Ferris

Kady Ferris

Electronic Content Librarian

Multnomah County Library

Matt Hill

Matt Hill

E-Resources Supervisor

Sacramento Public Library

Moderator:

Emma Dwyer

Emma Dwyer

Content Specialist

OverDrive

6 Ways to Maximize Your Budget with Digital Books

Learn practical skills savvy educators use when they buy digital books for their schools. Where do digital books come from, and what factors impact their cost? How do you develop your strategy and budget for digital? How do you plan for multiyear adoptions, and how do Education Stabilization Funds (pandemic relief/CARES Act/ESSER, etc.) impact your buying decisions? Gain a better understanding of digital books, ready to tackle the future of reading with an analysis of newer access models such as Digital Class Sets and Limited Concurrent Use.

Session Type: Track

Speakers:

Kay Koepsel-Benning, MLIS

Kay Koepsel-Benning, MLIS

Director of Library Services

Elmbrook Schools

Debbie Thomas

Debbie Thomas

District Administration

Springfield School District 186

Moderator:

Sheila Henline, MLIS and SLMS

Sheila Henline, MLIS and SLMS

Content Specialist

OverDrive Education

1:30 PM EST(30 min)

Creative Outreach Ideas: Engaging New Readers in Your Community

School and library partners share best practices and innovative ideas on how they promote digital materials to connect with their communities. Learn how the OverDrive Resource Center can help support your marketing and training efforts to engage even the hardest-to-reach readers and keep them coming back for more.

Session Type: General

Speakers:

Su Min KHOR

Su Min KHOR

Deputy Director

National Library Board of Singapore

Christina Samek

Christina Samek

Outreach Specialist

OverDrive Education

Moderator:

Melissa Marin

Melissa Marin

Outreach Services Manager

OverDrive

2:00 PM EST(30 min)

Marketplace Master Class for Librarians

Launched in 2003, OverDrive Marketplace is the industry’s leading source not only for your digital catalog, but also for helpful tools and insights to help you maximize the value of your digital investment. Join OverDrive and partner library experts to learn tips and tricks to navigate Marketplace most efficiently.

Session Type: Track

Speakers:

Jane Whitehurst

Jane Whitehurst

Content Specialist

OverDrive

Kristin Preyss

Kristin Preyss

Account Manager

OverDrive

Moderator:

Sydney Kalnay

Sydney Kalnay

Manager of Training

OverDrive

Marketplace Masterclass for Educators

OverDrive Marketplace is the hub for success with your Sora reading platform. Learn best practices to provide access to catalogs of content, curation, reports, and insights to optimize digital services for your school. See all that Marketplace has to offer.

Session Type: Track

Speakers:

Susan Stone

Susan Stone

District Teacher-Librarian

Portland Public Schools

Adrienne Garrison

Adrienne Garrison

Systems Librarian

Portland Public Schools

Barbara Bailey

Barbara Bailey

Content Specialist

OverDrive Education

Moderator:

Suzy Nash

Suzy Nash

Account Executive

OverDrive Education

2:30 PM EST(30 min)

Protecting Reader Privacy and Navigating Regulations

Students in the classroom and all citizens are entitled to privacy protections when using services from their schools and libraries. This session will provide an update on federal and regional requirements and duties incumbent upon all those who handle patron and user data.

Session Type: General

Speakers:

Juliana Cotto

Juliana Cotto

Policy Counsel, Youth & Education Privacy

Future of Privacy Forum

Erin Berman

Erin Berman

Division Director of the Learning Group

Alameda County Library

Michael Dodes

Michael Dodes

Library Coordinator – Queens

NYC Department of Education/NYC School Library System

Moderator:

Erica Lazzaro

Erica Lazzaro

Executive Vice President, Publisher Services & General Counsel

OverDrive

3:00 PM EST(15 min)

Digipalooza CONNECT: Networking Break (LIVE)

Session Type: General

3:15 PM EST(30 min)

Your OverDrive Service of Tomorrow (a.k.a. Steve’s Crystal Ball Report)

Get a sneak peek behind the curtain at what’s new and coming from OverDrive for public libraries, schools, colleges and corporate libraries.

Session Type: General

Speakers:

Steve Potash

Steve Potash

Founder and CEO

OverDrive

3:45 PM EST(30 min)

Closing Keynote: Anita Hill

Recognized as one of the most important voices and advocates on issues of racial and gender equality for the past 30 years, Anita Hill joins us for the closing keynote. She has authored numerous award-winning books and her life and work are the subject of numerous films, documentaries and academic studies. Professor Hill will preview her new book, “Believing: Our Thirty-Year Journey to End Gender Violence,” scheduled for release in September 2021.

Session Type: General, Keynote

Speakers:

Anita Hill

Photo Cred:
Celeste Sloman

Anita Hill

University Professor of Social Policy, Law, and Women’s and Gender Studies

Brandeis University

University Professor of Social Policy, Law, and Women’s and Gender Studies at Brandeis University. After the 1991 Senate confirmation hearings for U.S. Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas, Hill became a leading figure in the fight for women’s rights and against gender-based violence. She has written for The New York Times and Newsweek, and is a sought-after speaker.

Moderator:

Steve Potash

Steve Potash

Founder and CEO

OverDrive

4:15 PM EST(15 min)

Final Wrapup and Goodbye… LIVE

Session Type: General

Speakers:

Shannon Lichty

Shannon Lichty

Vice President of Partner Services

OverDrive

Angela Arnold

Angela Arnold

General Manager

OverDrive Education

Steven Rosato

Steven Rosato

Manager

OverDrive Professional