OverDrive E-Books & Audiobooks Webinar Series

We’re talking two webinars on OverDrive… register for both today!

Hot Topics: E-Books! Putting OverDrive E-Books onto eReaders: A Guide For Library Staff

Monday, April 2, 2012, 2-3 pm ET

Hot Topics: Audiobooks! Putting OverDrive Audiobooks onto Portable Players: A Guide For Library Staff

Monday, April 16, 2012, 2-3 pm ET

Audiobooks and E-Books

OverDrive audiobooks & ebooks are popular with library patrons. But many of them have a hard time putting it all together: finding available e-books or audiobooks on the digital download site and then transferring them to their PC, e-reader, or listening devices. With information presented by TBLC’s own resident genius & System Administrator Al Carlson, these two webinars will equip public service staff of all library types with the skills they need to assist patrons at any stage of the process.

Topics include:

  • Finding immediately available audiobooks (Hot Topics: Audiobooks!) or e-books (Hot Topics: E-Books!) on an OverDrive site and installing needed components.
  • Downloading audiobooks (Hot Topics: Audiobooks!) or e-books (Hot Topics: E-Books!) to a PC, and transferring (sideloading) them to e-readers/listening devices.
  • Direct downloads to smart phones, iPads, and other web-enabled devices.

Register for both webinars today!

Email Workshop

Space is still available – register today! 

 Ask a Librarian Email Workshop

Tues., Mar. 13, 2012

2:30-3:30 pm ET

 Space is still available in this webinar. If you need training to help answer emails in the Ask a Librarian software for your library system, or if you currently utilize your own email system but would love a sneak-peek on how email works inside the agent console, this workshop is for you!

There’s still time! Creating Infographics: a TBLC Webinar

Forgot to register? Space is still available in this Lunch & Learn TBLC Webinar!

 Lunch & Learn: Creating Infographics for More Powerful Handouts or Presentations

Thurs., March 15, 12:00-12:45 pm ET

You’re not too late…
Space is still available in this lunchtime webinar!
Join Novare Library Services staff for an introduction to information graphics and demonstrations of how they can visually, and more easily, represent complex information to make your handouts and presentations more meaningful to your audience.


Maximize broadband, minimize costs:Libraries Connect Communities Blog Interview

Find out what Sherry Millington, Technical Services Coordinator & IT Manager, does to maximize Internet broadband and minimize costs at the Suwannee River Regional Library System in this Libraries Connect Communities ALA Blog interview.

Read the blog post here.

So, what do YOU think?

Be sure to leave a comment and tell other library staff what tips you’d recommend, what has or hasn’t worked for your library system, or simply share your thoughts and suggestions on the issues presented.

Ask a Librarian Mobile Chat

Ask a Librarian Mobile Chat

Do you hate coming to a website that doesn’t have a mobile friendly interface? We certainly do!

When you try to type on the small screen,  does it become difficult to type because the keyboard hides the rest of the screen?

Well Guess What??? On February 15, we will be launching an enhanced mobile site that allows you to chat directly with a librarian!

You will be able to chat with a statewide librarian or scroll down and find your local library right from your mobile device! Once you select your library, it will allow you to chat, e-mail, or text.

  • If you select chat, it will open in a new screen, and allow you to enter your name, email, and question. Once you select chat, the new mobile interface will open and you will be chatting live with a librarian!
  • You also have the option to text message directly from the new interface. Once you select this option you can click on the phone number, and your phone will open to your texting screen. Don’t forget to enter your 3 letter code.
  • If you decide to send an email, your new screen will easily allow you to enter your name, email, subject, and question and send that email!
Ask a Librarian Mobile Chat
Ask a Librarian Mobile Chat