Guest Blog #1 by Courtney Sveda.
Hi everyone, and welcome to my Digital Bookmobile guest blog post! Most days, you can find me at OverDrive’s world headquarters in Cleveland, Ohio delivering webcasts as a member of the Training Team. Once in a while, I’m lucky enough to hit the road as a core traveler with the bookmobile. My name is Courtney Sveda and I’ve been working at OverDrive for two years now. Since I’ve started, I’ve visited seven different partners and each trip holds its own set of special memories. I want to share a few of my favorites with you!
San Francisco, California
While this trip started off a little rocky (hello eight hour flight delay!), I was thrilled to be going to California for the first time. The fact that the trip was right in the middle of February made it even better. Heading to the beach to see the Golden Gate Bridge after our first event was the highlight of my time in San Fran.
My second trip with the DBM took me to one of my bucket-list destinations. My co-worker and I booked the earliest flight out so we could explore everything in Seattle and boy, did we. We went to the Space Needle, Pike Place Market, the original Starbucks and the Seattle Great Wheel all in one afternoon.
My most recent trip took me to Alabama, home of our current “Bachelorette” Hannah B. (anyone else a big fan?). Our hotel was so close to the University of Alabama that my co-worker and I stopped to explore after our event. While walking through the campus, I got to see my Alpha Delta Pi sisters’ gorgeous house. It was cool to see a piece of home so far away.
This trip was also memorable because it was the first time I introduced students to Sora. I loved their excitement when they saw books on the screen that they wanted to read. The students also loved our Sora popsockets that we handed out as prizes for participation! The students’ high energy and excitement helped me to remember who we work so hard for back at the office.