Follett Press Releases

La Salle University Selects Follett to Begin Operating Campus Store

July 21, 2017
PHILADELPHIA, PA. – La Salle University has transitioned to Follett Higher Education management on July 20, bringing new products, savings and support for campus store customers. La Salle University selected Follett as the campus retail partner with the best resources, technology and product selection to support the unique needs of the campus community. With this new ...

Follett’s New Destiny Analytics Gives K-12 Districts Greater Insight into Managing Their Key Resources

July 20, 2017
MCHENRY, ILL. – Designed to provide customers with real-time insights into how their educational resources are being managed, Follett today announced it is offering Destiny Analytics, a district-wide subscription solution to complement its market-leading Destiny Library Manager and Destiny Resource Manager platforms. The multi-featured reporting solution will allow ...

Macmillan Learning and Follett Partner to Bring More Affordable Options to College Students

July 19, 2017
NEW YORK, N.Y. – Macmillan Learning, a premier educational content and digital solutions company, today announced a new partnership with Follett Higher Education to provide more affordable rental options of popular Macmillan Learning solutions. Beginning this fall, some of Macmillan Learning’s popular textbooks and digital solutions will be available for consignment ...

Follett to Operate Four More Campus Stores in the Maine Community College System

July 10, 2017
WESTCHESTER, IL – Four more stores in the Maine Community College System (MCCS) joined the Follett Corporation family of campus stores in June 2017. Follett now operates stores at Central Maine Community College in Auburn; Southern Maine Community College in South Portland; Northern Maine Community College in Presque Isle; and Washington County Community College in Calais. ...

Follett Begins Operating Babson Campus Store

July 6, 2017
BABSON PARK, MASS. – Babson transitioned its campus store to Follett Higher Education management on June 1, 2017, bringing new programs, products, savings and support to the entire Babson community.  The new and exciting Babson Campus Store will provide course materials in a virtual-based model, while still providing personal on-site service. The new Babson Campus Store ...

Follett to Unveil ‘Collections by Destiny’

June 29, 2017
MCHENRY, IL – Follett next week will formally introduce a new educational tool, Collections by Destiny®, that will allow customers to create new, collaborative ways for librarians, teachers, and curriculum staff to share free or purchased resources across the district, schools or between users. Collections will provide educators around-the-clock access to quickly find...

Follett Responds to Lawsuit from Publishers Cengage Learning, McGraw-Hill and Pearson Education

June 21, 2017
WESTCHESTER, IL – Follett Corporation today provided the following statement in response to a lawsuit filed by a group of publishers comprised of Cengage Learning, McGraw-Hill and Pearson Education: “As the largest textbook customer of these publishers, Follett has been actively working for decades to identify and remove counterfeit books from inventory,” said ...

Follett, EveryLibrary Partner to Advocate for K-12 Libraries, Librarians

June 19, 2017
CHICAGO, IL – Follett announced today it is intensifying its support of K-12 school libraries and librarians by partnering with EveryLibrary, a Chicago-based political action committee dedicated to advocating for libraries and librarians at the state level. The Follett-EveryLibrary partnership will initially focus its work with school library associations in six states: ...

Cal Poly Corp. Selects Follett to Operate University Store

May 30, 2017
SAN LUIS OBISPO, CALIF. – Cal Poly Corporation today announced that it will soon transition management of the Cal Poly University Store to Follett Higher Education, bringing new products, savings and support to campus store customers.  Store operations under the new agreement include the on-campus University Store located in the University Union, Cal Poly Downtown and the ...

Follett Announces Partnership with Unbound Concepts’ Artifact

May 17, 2017
MCHENRY, IL AND BALTIMORE – Follett today announced it has entered into a partnership with Unbound Concepts and its flagship platform, Artifact, which helps districts, teachers, librarians and curriculum buyers discover the best content for their students. Artifact catalogs the topics, themes, concepts, educational objectives and literary elements in content — all of ...

Follett Donates $100,000 in Scholarships to 2017 All-USA Community College Academic Team

April 24, 2017
NEW ORLEANS, LA. – Follett Higher Education, in partnership with Phi Theta Kappa, is proud to announce its sponsorship of the 2017 All-USA Community College Academic Team. Follett will donate $100,000 in scholarships, translating to $5,000 for each of the 22 All-USA team members. Follett’s ongoing relationship with Phi Theta Kappa and sponsorship of the All-USA team...

Follett and Lumen Learning to Expand Adoption of OER Courseware

April 17, 2017
WESTCHESTER, IL AND PORTLAND, OR – Follett and Lumen Learning today announced a partnership to lower costs and improve student success through the use of academic content and courseware based entirely on open educational resources (OER).  Follett will offer Lumen Learning's OER solutions to more than 1,200 colleges and universities where Follett manages course materials delivery. &...

Library Strand of Future Ready ‘Institutes’ Developed, Funded Exclusively through Follett’s Project Connect

April 6, 2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Future Ready Schools® (FRS) this week announced a series of free regional events to support educators planning to implement personalized learning strategies for their students. This student-centered approach tailors instruction to students’ unique strengths and needs while engaging them in challenging, standards-based academic content. The eight...

Follett Now Offers Haese Mathematics as Part of International Baccalaureate Content

March 14, 2017
MCHENRY, IL – Haese Mathematics textbooks – a popular and rigorous series of math books for International Baccalaureate (IB) students around the world – are now available for purchase through Follett, the exclusive distributor of content and merchandise from the IB. “Our customers are quick to let us know when there is a quality product out there, and...

Follett Corporation Names David Cully as President of Baker & Taylor

March 9, 2017
WESTCHESTER, IL – Follett Corporation, the world's largest single source of books, entertainment products, digital content and multi-media for libraries, schools and retailers, today announced the appointment of David Cully to President for Baker & Taylor, effective April 1, 2017. Cully joined Baker & Taylor in 2008, most recently serving as Executive Vice ...

Follett Named Exclusive Distributor of New K-12 Online Daily News Service

March 1, 2017
MCHENRY, IL – Follett today announced it is the exclusive United States distributor of The Day USA, an online daily news service providing high-interest articles for K-12 schools, along with teacher resources to support information literacy. The Day USA may be a new product to the U.S., but it has been a successful product since 2011 in the United Kingdom. "As ...

Follett Challenge’s Semifinalists, Video Winners Span the U.S.

February 28, 2017
MCHENRY, IL – With representation from schools spanning the country, organizers of the Follett Challenge today announced via video the 2017 competition’s three Semifinalists and 10 People’s Choice winners. Sponsored by Follett, the sixth annual Follett Challenge – an advocacy program that rewards groundbreaking educational programs – will reward $...

Follett B2B Now Powered by BV Technology

February 28, 2017
WESTCHESTER, IL – Following the 2016 acquisitions of BookVolume and ValoreBooks, Follett B2B is bringing together best-in-class technology to serve as the ultimate resource for independently managed campus stores. CAMEX 2017 attendees will have an opportunity to learn more about how these businesses together offer a unique collection of sourcing, rental, management, buyback ...

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 ...