Follett Press Releases

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 which can ...

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 ...

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 ...