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OverDrive Celebrates Pride Month, Offers Diversity Audits to Libraries

OverDrive shared the following:

June is Audiobook Month, and while it may not be an official holiday we here at OverDrive certainly believe it’s a call for celebration all the same. … Our annual Audiobook Month sale is happening this month and it’s the perfect time for librarians to stock up on audiobook titles for listeners of all ages.

Pride Month is also happening in June! We read LGBTQIA+ books all year long, but magic can happen when you combine these two celebrations. (As queer musician Miley Cyrus once sang, ‘It’s the best of both worlds.’) Recently Professional Book Nerds podcast co-host Joe sat down with some of Team OverDrive to discuss favorite audiobooks by queer authors and/or featuring queer characters! From swoony romances to heartwrenching memoirs and spectacular science fiction and fantasy, there’s a little bit of everything in these audiobooks.

For more information and a list of audiobooks for Pride Month, read the blog post.

OverDrive also provided information about its diversity audit option, stating the following:

Available at no cost to our library partners, a Diversity Audit from OverDrive is a powerful tool that is available on-demand to partners looking to gain greater insight into the diversity of their digital collection.

Using BISAC headings and Recommended Lists created by our own OverDrive librarians, our Diversity Audits can provide partners a better view of their digital library as well as help identify opportunities to expand areas of the collection. Our Recommended Lists are continuously updated, making it important for libraries to add Diversity Audits to their annual collection development goals.

For more information, read the blog post.



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