Follett Press Releases

Follett President & CEO Ray Griffith to Retire; Board Appoints Sodexo’s Patrick Connolly to Succeed Griffith

December 4, 2017
WESTCHESTER, ILL. – Follett Corporation today announced that President and CEO Ray A. Griffith will retire from the company at the end of the current fiscal year in March 2018.  The Board has appointed former Sodexo executive Patrick E. Connolly (pictured) to succeed Griffith as President and CEO, effective January 2, 2018.  Griffith was named to lead Follett in ...

Follett announces it will sell LEGO® Education solutions to U.S. school libraries

November 9, 2017
PHOENIX – In its continuing effort to serve the growing makerspace movement, Follett announced today it will sell a selection of LEGO® Education solutions. These solutions will be offered by Follett specifically for school librarians in the U.S. who are interested in establishing a makerspace in their library.   The announcement was ...

Follett, Trevlac Computer Services Ltd. Partner to Accelerate Entry of Aspen SIS into Ontario, Canada K-12 Market

November 9, 2017
MCHENRY, ILL. – Follett, which earlier this year announced it will enter the Ontario, Canada K-12 market with its Aspen Student Information System (SIS), revealed today it is partnering with Trevlac Computer Services Ltd., one of Canada’s leading software development companies for schools and school districts. The partnership is a critical element of the development ...

Follett Challenge Launches 7th Annual Contest

October 23, 2017
MCHENRY, ILL. – Following a year when schools from 13 different states were singled out as winners, the Follett Challenge today is launching its seventh annual contest. The 2018 Follett Challenge, open for entries through Dec. 15, will reward $200,000 in products and services from Follett to schools/districts with innovative educational programs that teach 21st century ...

Illinois School Library Media Association to Honor Follett

October 19, 2017
MCHENRY, ILL. – Follett, a trusted provider of educational resources to K-12 institutions for more than 140 years, is being honored by the Illinois School Library Media Association (ISLMA) with the organization’s 2017 Pillar Award. Follett will receive the honor Friday evening (Oct. 20) at ISLMA’s Awards Dinner Banquet in Springfield, Ill., which ...

Follett Helps University of Florida Save Students Millions on Course Materials with Innovative includED® Program

October 11, 2017
GAINESVILLE, FLA. – Follett’s includED® program has saved students at the University of Florida (UF) more than $8.5 million since the program launched in the summer 2014 term. That’s an average of almost $800,000 per term. In the past year (fall 2016 and spring 2017 terms), the program has saved the over 17,000 students enrolled in includED courses $3.06 million...

Follett Joins Educational Publishers and Distributors in Effort to Fight Counterfeit Textbooks

October 10, 2017
WESTCHESTER, ILL. – Follett Corporation, the leading operator of college stores, announced today that it has agreed to participate, with Barnes & Noble Education, MBS, Chegg and Ingram, in the adoption of the Anti-Counterfeit Best Practices (“Best Practices”) of publishers Cengage, McGraw-Hill Education, Elsevier, and Pearson.  The Best Practices were ...

Follett Book Fairs Launch This Week

October 2, 2017
MCHENRY, ILL. – Follett, the leader in PreK-12 education, today announced it is entering the school book fair market, a highly-anticipated launch that will see the company maximize its existing partnerships with thousands of publishers to offer a vast selection of books for early education, elementary and middle school students. The Follett Book Fairs launch begins for ...

Baker & Taylor Launches Publisher Services Business

October 2, 2017
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Baker & Taylor, a premier worldwide distributor of digital and print books and entertainment products, today announced the launch of Baker & Taylor Publisher Services (BTPS). This new business unit will offer children’s, trade, K-12, higher education and academic publishers economical solutions for warehousing and order fulfillment, sales and ...

College of Southern Nevada Campus Stores Come Together to Make a Difference in the Community

September 27, 2017
LAS VEGAS, NEV. – Recently, campus stores at all three locations of the College of Southern Nevada (CSN) partnered with the college to support local food bank Three Square and give back to the community. The combined efforts of the Las Vegas, Henderson and North Las Vegas campuses even broke donation records of campaigns in previous years.  Their energy resulted in 550 ...

Follett Helps Tennessee State University Save Students Millions on Course Materials with Innovative includED® Program

September 25, 2017
NASHVILLE, TENN. – Follett’s includED® program has saved students at Tennessee State University (TSU) more than $10 million since the program launched in the fall 2014 term. That’s an average of $1.7 million per term. In the past year (fall 2016 and spring 2017 terms), the program has saved the almost 30,000 students enrolled in includED courses $3.2 million. ...

New Jersey PreK-12 District Selects Follett’s Aspen Student Information System

September 20, 2017
MCHENRY, ILL. – Bernards Township School District in Basking Ridge, N.J., capped an extensive two-year search by selecting Follett’s Aspen for its new student information system (SIS). The PreK-12 district implemented Aspen in time for the beginning of the 2017-18 school year, which began Sept. 7. According to Superintendent of Schools Nick Markarian, the decision ...

Follett Announces Popular Rewards Program Is Returning

September 14, 2017
MCHENRY, ILL. – Follett today announced its popular Rewards program is returning, allowing customers to accrue points on purchases and redeem them for valuable products. Customers will earn points on all textbook, consumable and buyback transactions, including any qualifying purchases made on or after April 1. Follett’s initial Rewards program enjoyed a successful ...

Follett Develops Donor Program to Help Rebuild School Libraries Destroyed by Hurricane Harvey

September 13, 2017
MCHENRY, ILL. – In the wake of the considerable damage suffered by Texas K-12 school libraries and archives from Hurricane Harvey, Follett has established a donation program with a preliminary goal of $15,000. Monetary donations will be accepted through Monday, Oct. 2. “We hope to far exceed the $15,000 goal, which will be divided among the most impacted schools as...

Robert Morris University Illinois Selects Follett to Operate Campus Store

August 8, 2017
CHICAGO, ILL. – Robert Morris University Illinois transitioned its campus store to Follett Higher Education management on August 7, bringing new products, savings and support for campus store customers. Robert Morris University Illinois selected Follett as the campus retail partner with the best resources, technology and product selection to support the unique needs of...

Follett Begins Operating The University of North Carolina at Pembroke Store

July 27, 2017
PEMBROKE, N.C. – The University of North Carolina at Pembroke (UNCP) transitioned to Follett Higher Education management on July 27, bringing new products, savings and support for campus store customers. UNCP 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 ...

Chicago Public Schools Selects Follett Aspen For Its New Student Information System

July 26, 2017
CHICAGO, IL – Following a lengthy search process, Chicago Public Schools (CPS) has selectedFollett Aspen for its new student information system (SIS). CPS intends to transition to Aspen in 2019. Aspen will replace the district’s current SIS as well as consolidate multiple other products into a single educational platform. By delivering a ...

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, 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 ...