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Follett Awarded Massachusetts SIS/SIF Preferred Vendor Status

February 21, 2017
MCHENRY, IL – Follett has once again achieved Massachusetts School Interoperability Framework (SIF) 2.7 certification and been awarded the "Certified" Student Information System (SIS) vendor designation for its Aspen product. All vendors must be certified before they may secure contracts with Massachusetts districts. Aspen was selected as a web-based SIS to ...

Follett Corporation Names George F. Coe as COO

February 16, 2017
WESTCHESTER, IL – Follett Corporation President and CEO Ray A. Griffith today announced the appointment of George F. Coe to Chief Operating Officer for Follett Corporation and Baker & Taylor, effective March 31.  In this expanded role, Coe will develop and lead the execution of Follett’s enterprise strategies and direct the company’s businesses, ...

Follett Announces Key Updates to Its Market-Leading Destiny Solution

February 14, 2017
MCHENRY, IL – With the addition of key reporting capabilities and new homepage customization options, Follett’s Destiny 14.5 is giving users a more efficient, streamlined experience from start to finish. The updates encompass the company’s market-leading products for Destiny Library Manager, Destiny Resource Manager, and Destiny Discover. "We’re ...

Follett Partners with New Zealand’s Wendy Pye Publishing

February 7, 2017
MCHENRY, IL – Follett announced today it has formed a partnership with New Zealand-based Wendy Pye Publishing to provide more than 300 fiction and nonfiction titles for K-2 classrooms. Pye’s company introduced Sunshine Classics in the USA in the 1980s, and the popular reading program has been revived with updated print options for learners and educators. The ...

Shannon McClintock Miller Named a Spokesperson for Future Ready Librarians, Project Connect

January 31, 2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. AND MCHENRY, IL – Shannon McClintock Miller, a recognized and respected K-12 library leader, is a new spokesperson for Future Ready Librarians and Project Connect. Miller previously served as the district teacher librarian at Van Meter Community School District in Iowa for eight years, and currently is an international speaker and author of an award-winning blog. Followed ...

Follett Unveils New ‘Resource Center’

January 25, 2017
MCHENRY, IL – Follett’s newly unveiled Resource Center is a convenient, one-stop online home for customers to learn everything they need to know about using their Follett products, help promote their use, easily find answers to their questions, and discover the wide array of content available. The new website – http://resources.follettlearning.com – ...

Follett-Dremel Partnership Brings 3D Printers with Professional Development to K-12 Schools

January 24, 2017
MCHENRY, IL – Follett today announced it has become a premier distributor for Dremel 3D printers for the K-12 school market. The Dremel 3D Idea Builder, which made its debut in the education market in 2016, is made specifically for education with easy-to-use software, and: comes with 10 curriculum-based lesson plans; features 3D model kits designed specifically ...

Follett, VitalSource Integration Promotes One-click Access to 80,000+ Digital Titles

January 18, 2017
WESTCHESTER, IL – A new collaboration between Follett Higher Education Group and VitalSource Technologies LLC is making it easier for college students to access their digital learning materials. By integrating systems, Follett, the nation’s largest campus retailer, and VitalSource®, Ingram Content Group’s educational technology division, are eliminating the ...

Follett Opens New Office in Dubai

January 10, 2017
MCHENRY, IL – Follett today announced it has opened a new office in Dubai, further committing its support of international schools in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Middle East and North Africa (MENA) regions. Specializing in global educational content, technology and services for American International, British International, and International Baccalaureate schools ...

Follett Adds Array of New Content for IB World Schools

January 5, 2017
MCHENRY, IL – As the exclusive worldwide distributor for International Baccalaureate (IB) publishing products, Follett announced today it has added new content from IB and a wealth of new curriculum content support from an array of other respected providers. The new IB content, plus a variety of additional resources hand-picked by Follett’s educational experts, are ...

Follett Acquires Valore Inc.

November 17, 2016
WESTCHESTER, IL – Follett Corporation, a global leader in education and entertainment content distribution, today announced it has acquired Valore Inc. and the ValoreBooks marketplace solution for students and bookstores to buy, sell and rent college textbooks online.  Combining the convenience of the ValoreBooks marketplace with the scope and capabilities of Follett ...

Follett’s Project Connect Introduces Professional Development Courses for Librarians

November 7, 2016
MCHENRY, IL – Project Connect, formed by Follett to advocate for librarians to serve as leaders in their district and schools, will be debuting a set of professional development online courses this month. Designed for school and district librarians, these courses give librarians tangible skills needed in a future-ready world and help promote innovative models of school ...

Follett Urges Schools to Share Their Stories of Unique Learning for 6th Annual Follett Challenge

October 25, 2016
WESTCHESTER, IL – Does your school have a cool, unique program it would like share with the world? If so, the $200,000 Follett Challenge – an advocacy program that rewards groundbreaking educational programs – launched its sixth annual contest this week. All K-12 schools/districts, public and private, in the U.S. and Canada are eligible to apply. Submissions ...

Follett Partners with DubLabs for Campus Mobile App Integration

October 25, 2016
WESTCHESTER, IL – Follett Higher Education Group, the nation’s largest campus store retailer, continues to grow its relationship and total number of integrations with mobile application provider DubLabs. DubLabs helps colleges and universities unify their digital strategies with a customizable mobile app solution for students. The DubLabs campus mobile app serves as a ...

Follett Adds New Titles for Award-Winning Lightbox

October 7, 2016
MCHENRY, IL – Follett has added a wide array of new Lightbox titles for elementary, middle and high school, providing engaging new topics and additional ways of making digital classroom content accessible to all levels of learners. With these almost 200 new titles, Lightbox gives educators the variety of subjects to support classroom curriculum, and, for the first time, ...

Follett Named Finalist for 2016 Chicago Innovation Awards

September 27, 2016
CHICAGO – Follett’s award-winning, new Lightbox interactive PreK-12 classroom solution has been selected as a Top 100 finalist for the 2016 Chicago Innovation Awards. A total of 643 nominations were received for the 15th annual competition, with Follett’s Lightbox one of 13 products in the education industry to emerge as a finalist. The Chicago ...

Follett’s Nader Qaimari a panelist at EdNET Conference session exploring educator-education provider relationship

September 19, 2016
MCHENRY, IL – Nader Qaimari, who leads Follett’s PreK-12 business, Follett School Solutions, is one of five panelists selected to explore the relationship between educators and education providers at the 2016 EdNET Conference later this month in Dallas. The "Striving for Partnership: How Educators and Providers Can Address Issues of Trust and Risk" ...

Pearson, Follett Partner to Offer Pearson’s Digital Direct Access Model to Follett’s Partners and 1,200+ Campus Bookstores

September 13, 2016
NEW YORK – Pearson and Follett Higher Education Group, higher education’s largest campus retailer, today announced an agreement to offer Pearson’s Digital Direct Access (DDA) model to Follett’s college partners and 1,200+ campus bookstores nationwide. This collaboration builds on Follett’s comprehensive suite of digital solutions, providing ...

Follett Destiny 14.0 Features Learning Management System Integration

August 18, 2016
WESTCHESTER, IL – Follett’s new Destiny 14.0 release now supports IMS LTI (Learning Tools Interoperability) capability providing seamless, single sign-on integration to resources available in Destiny Discover via districts’ learning applications. Earlier this week, Follett announced a series of significant updates to its market-leading Destiny solution, including ...

Follett’s Nader Qaimari to Serve as Judge for Googlepalooza ‘Student Hackathon’ Contest

August 18, 2016
CHICAGO, IL – Nader Qaimari, President of Follett’s preK-12 business, Follett School Solutions, will serve as a judge for the "Student Hackathon," a contest that is part of this week’s Googlepalooza conference presented by Chicago Public Schools (CPS). The third annual conference runs today and tomorrow (Aug. 18-19) at Whitney Young High School in ...

Follett Unveils Major Updates to Market-Leading Destiny Solution

August 15, 2016
MCHENRY, IL – Offering an innovative Chrome extension and access to open education resources (OERs), as well as ushering in a dramatically refreshed user interface, Follett today announced one of its most significant updates ever to its Destiny product. “We continue to invest in our market leading solution, and these updates are game changers for the marketplace,...

Follett Names Roe McFarlane Chief Digital Officer for Higher Education Business

August 11, 2016
WESTCHESTER, IL – Follett Corporation today announced that Roe J. McFarlane has been named Chief Digital Officer for Follett Higher Education Group (FHEG), higher education’s largest campus retailer. McFarlane joined Follett in 2013, most recently serving as senior vice president of ecommerce, digital product management and marketing. His latest promotion reinforces ...

Follett Unveils New Professional Development Series

August 2, 2016
MCHENRY, IL – Follett announced today it has launched a new Professional Development series for educators to help them make the most of Follett technology and products through hands-on experience and real-life examples. The series, available now to PreK-12 school districts, supports the implementation of national and statewide programs and teaches educators how to help ...

Follett Brytewave Digital Textbook Reader Now Powered by VitalSource

July 20, 2016
WESTCHESTER, IL – Higher education’s largest campus retailer Follett Higher Education Group is working with VitalSource, Ingram Content Group’s educational technology division, to enhance its BryteWave™ digital textbook reader. Beginning this month, the BryteWave digital textbook reader will be powered by VitalSource to provide Follett campus partners and ...

Follett, Biblionasium Partner to Engage Young Readers

June 21, 2016
MCHENRY, IL – Follett and Biblionasium announced today they are joining forces in an exclusive partnership with the goal of supporting the independent reading activities of students, ages 6 to 13. In August Follett’s market leading Destiny Library Manager will be seamlessly integrated with  Biblionasium’s award winning digital platform that connects young...