Follett Press Releases

Follett’s New Service Helps K-12 Libraries with Genrefication

January 17, 2019
MCHENRY, ILL – Follett, a longtime leader in the K-12 library space, has unveiled Follett Genre Solutions to help simplify genrefication for librarians and media specialists seeking to make the transition from the Dewey Decimal System to a more bookstore-like layout based on genres. “Follett Genre Solutions can help schools create a library space that allows ...

Follett Releases New Version of Market-Leading Destiny

January 14, 2019
MCHENRY, ILL. – Follett has released Destiny 16.5, a new version of the market-leading solution featuring enhancements to Destiny Library Manager, Destiny Discover, and Destiny Resource Manager. Destiny solutions serve more than 65,000 schools and libraries and are used in 23 of the 25 largest U.S. school districts. A “What’s Coming in Destiny 16.5” ...

Follett Announces Acquisition of NextTier Education

December 13, 2018
MCHENRY, ILL. – Follett today announced it has acquired NextTier Education, a cloud-based software solution that provides counselors, students, and parents with guidance, information and insight to help students achieve their postsecondary goals and ensure every student has equal access to higher education. Earlier this year, Follett entered into an exclusive channel ...

Follett’s Destiny Now in 23 of 25 Largest U.S. K-12 Districts

December 4, 2018
MCHENRY, ILL. – With the recent adoption by Virginia’s Fairfax County Public Schools, Follett’s market-leading Destiny solution is now in 23 of the 25 largest K-12 school districts in the United States. Destiny’s flagship product, Destiny Library Manager, is the leading library management system for K-12 schools worldwide and trusted by more than 65,000 ...

$200,000 Follett Challenge Entry Deadline Approaching

November 28, 2018
MCHENRY, ILL. – As the 2019 Follett Challenge entry deadline nears, schools and K-12 districts hoping to showcase their innovative educational programs and share in the $200,000 in products and/or services will need to finish their entries soon. The deadline to enter is 1 p.m. EST Friday, Dec. 14, and there are vast resources available on the website (www.FollettChallenge....

Follett Launches In-Store and In-Venue Apparel Customization

November 12, 2018
WESTCHESTER, ILL. – Follett Corporation, operator of more than 1,200 official on-campus stores and one of the nation’s largest retailers of college licensed merchandise, has launched an innovative new apparel customization program at its University of California Berkeley store. Marketed under its Fall Rush private label brand  launched earlier this year, the Shirt ...

Follett Unveils ‘Classroom Ready Collections’

November 5, 2018
MCHENRY, ILL. – Follett today announced it has launched pre-built, standards-aligned collections that have been curated from open educational resources (OERs) by the company’s team of former K-12 classroom teachers. Designed to be seamlessly integrated into instruction, “Classroom Ready Collections” include lesson plans, activities, videos, interactives, ...

Follett Supports Safe Schools by Partnering with CrisisGo

October 23, 2018
MCHENRY, ILL. – In support of making every staff member, teacher and student safer at their schools, Follett today announced it is partnering with CrisisGo to sponsor the release of their Safe Classroom product to PreK-12 Schools nationwide free of charge. Supported by the School Superintendents Association (AASA), Safe Classroom is an emergency alert crisis management ...

Follett Challenge Launches 2019 Contest

October 22, 2018
MCHENRY, ILL. – The Follett Challenge launches its eighth annual contest today and this year’s entrants will have additional incentive to capture the Grand Prize. In addition to winning $60,000 in Follett products and/or services, the winning school will receive a personal visit from Kwame Alexander, one of the country’s most acclaimed and innovative children&...

Follett, Acclaimed Author Kwame Alexander Announce Partnership

October 10, 2018
MCHENRY, ILL. – Follett and Kwame Alexander, one of the country’s most acclaimed and innovative children’s book authors, today announced they have formed a partnership to launch All Books for All Kids, a literacy campaign to ensure children have access to a wide range of books no matter their background. The partnership will be formally introduced Saturday (Oct....

Follett’s New Destiny Release Offers Array of Enhancements

September 5, 2018
MCHENRY, ILL. – Timed to support educators for the new school year, Follett has released Destiny 16.0, a new version of the market-leading solution featuring significant enhancements to Destiny Library Manager, Destiny Discover, Destiny Resource Manager, and Destiny Analytics. Destiny solutions are used in more than 60 percent of U.S. public schools. Destiny 16.0 ...

New Online Storefront, Gift Cards Make Shopping Follett Book Fairs Easy for Everyone

August 22, 2018
MCHENRY, ILL. – As Follett continues its rapid expansion of Follett Book Fairs, the company today announced the launch of a new online storefront for students and parents, plus the debut of gift cards. The storefront features the same great selection of books that early childhood, elementary and middle school students shopped for during their school’s Follett Book ...

Nebraska Book Company and Follett Higher Education Group Form Strategic Sourcing Partnership

August 16, 2018
LINCOLN, NEB. AND WESTCHESTER, ILL. – Nebraska Book Holdings, Inc. ("NBC") and Follett Higher Education Group (“FHEG”) today announced a strategic sourcing partnership to expand access, efficiency and savings to institutions involved in wholesale course materials sourcing and selling.   Through the partnership NBC will expand its wholesale services business by ...

Follett Expands Its Book Fairs to Include PreK-1, Middle School

August 8, 2018
MCHENRY, ILL. – Follett today announced its bustling one-year-old book fair business is expanding for the 2018-19 school year to offer fairs focused for early childhood (PreK-1) and middle school (grades 6-8). Follett Book Fairs launched a year ago on a regional basis with fairs designed especially for K-6 and K-8 schools. “Our ability to build solid product ...

Follett Launches Private Label College Apparel Brand

August 2, 2018
WESTCHESTER, ILL. – Follett Corporation, operator of more than 1,200 on-campus stores and one of the nation’s largest retailers of college licensed apparel, has introduced Fall Rush, the company’s newly created private label brand.  Fall Rush officially licensed college apparel is debuting in 500 stores managed by Follett this summer. Led by Fanatics Apparel...

Follett Acquires Fishtree Adaptive Learning Platform

July 12, 2018
MCHENRY, ILL. – Follett today announced that it has acquired Fishtree, a leading adaptive learning platform that streamlines both the technical integration and educational adoption of personalized learning in school classrooms. Follett will integrate the machine-based learning tools of Fishtree within Follett’s industry leading Destiny content and resource management ...

Follett Chosen to Manage Five College Campus Stores within University of South Florida System

July 10, 2018
WESTCHESTER, ILL. – The University of South Florida (USF) System has chosen Follett Higher Education to manage five campus stores to bring affordable course material options and fresh products to more than 48,500 students. The USF System includes three separately accredited institutions: USF Tampa; USF St. Petersburg; and USF Sarasota-Manatee. Follett will operate the Sarasota-...

New Agreements Between Follett and McGraw-Hill Education Will Make Powerful Learning Materials More Affordable for College Students

June 28, 2018
NEW YORK – Learning science company McGraw-Hill Education and Follett, a national leader in campus bookstore management, today announced agreements that will make print and digital learning materials more affordable for students in the 2018-19 school year and beyond. The agreements expand the scope of Follett’s current rental offering to include McGraw-Hill ...

Massachusetts Renews Follett with SIS/SIF Preferred Vendor Status

June 18, 2018
MCHENRY, ILL. – Follett has again achieved Massachusetts School Interoperability Framework (SIF) certification and its Massachusetts SIS/SIF contract has been renewed through June 2019. All student information system (SIS) vendors, such as Follett with its Aspen solution, must be certified before they may secure contracts with districts in the Massachusetts Department of ...

Rhode Island Renews Follett’s Aspen SIS with Preferred Vendor Status

June 5, 2018
MCHENRY, ILL. – Follett’s Aspen Student Information System (SIS), which already is firmly established in Rhode Island as a partner to 50 percent of the state’s K-12 school districts, has again earned preferred vendor status from the Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE). When purchasing a new SIS, school districts and RIDE can continue to adopt Follett&...

Follett, Kimono Announce Renewal of Integration Partnership

May 23, 2018
MCHENRY, ILL. – Follett, a leading content, technology, and services provider to PreK-12 schools and districts, and Kimono, the leader in cloud-based data integration for schools, announced today they have renewed their partnership. The partnership, entering its fifth year, enables Follett customers to enjoy seamless integration with their market-leading Destiny solution...

Baker & Taylor Partners with Momence High School to Bring Work Based Learning

May 14, 2018
MOMENCE, ILL. – Baker & Taylor,LLC., a fixture in Momence since 1962, has partnered with the local Momence High School to offer a different take on employment and learning. Beginning this year students will be offered the Baker & Taylor Work Based Learning Program which, in partnership with Momence High, will include work based learning classes in addition to normal...

Follett’s Aspen SIS Attains Ed-Fi Certification Status

May 11, 2018
MCHENRY, ILL. – Follett today announced it has successfully completed the Ed-Fi Data Standard Certification for its Aspen Student Information System (SIS). Developed by a community of ed-tech experts and technologists, the Ed-Fi Data Standard is a set of rules for the collection, management, and organization of educational data that allows multiple systems to exchange this ...

Follett to Manage Northern Illinois University Campus Store Operations

May 10, 2018
DEKALB, ILL. – The Northern Illinois University (NIU) Board of Trustees announced today that the university has selected Follett Higher Education to manage campus store operations. After reviewing proposals from numerous national chains, the university selected Follett as its retail partner based on the resources, technology and product selection it can ...

Follett, NextTier Education Partner to Help Students Achieve Their Postsecondary Goals

May 4, 2018
MCHENRY, ILL. – Follett today announced it has signed an exclusive channel partnership with NextTier Education for its cloud-based software solution that provides educators, students, and parents with guidance, information and insight to help students achieve their postsecondary goals. Effective immediately, Follett will begin selling NextTier to public and private school ...