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Tips & Tricks for Stretching Your eBook Budget

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Maximizing your investment in digital content is an important goal for today’s school librarian. In this webinar, you'll learn tips and tricks for stretching your eBook budget to reach the most readers with the most titles. Becky Calzada, information and library services coordinator for the Leander Independent School District (TX), shares insight from her experience growing a successful digital collection that registers thousands of checkouts each month. Becky is joined by OverDrive Education’s Christina Samek, who’s worked hand-in-hand with schools across the country to deeply engage students and staff with eBooks, audiobooks and other digital resources. She shares proven best practices for serving reading and learning needs while maintaining a low cost-per-circ.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn how flexible lending options like shared collections, class sets and simultaneous use can help you maximize your budget to meet your unique priorities.
  • Learn how to leverage free digital reading platform features like curated collections, professional development “rooms” and student-driven acquisition to boost engagement and circulation.
  • Learn how free resources like promotional templates, on-demand training and collection development recommendations can help build staff excitement around your digital reading service. It’s been proven that one of the best ways to increase student usage of digital content is to have educators on board as active users.



Free Sessions


  • 1.00 - Contact Hours

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