Follett Press Releases

Follett to Modernize, Manage Six University of Houston System Campus Store Locations

May 17, 2019
WESTCHESTER, IL – Follett, the largest campus retailer in North America, announced today that it has been chosen by the University of Houston System Board of Regents to manage six campus retail locations across the UH System's four universities: University of Houston, University of Houston-Clear Lake, University of Houston-Downtown and University of Houston-Victoria. With...

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and Follett Launch Expanded Partnership to Deliver K-12 Learning Solutions to United Arab Emirates Education Community

May 6, 2019
DUBAI, UAE – Learning company Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) and global education services provider Follett School Solutions (Follett) today announced an expanded partnership to deliver HMH’s K-12 learning solutions including curriculum, professional development and services to students, teachers and schools throughout the United Arab Emirates. Follett will serve ...

Baker & Taylor Aligns Operations to Support Community Learning and Education

May 1, 2019
CHARLOTTE, NC – Baker & Taylor today announced a shift in its business operations to align with the education focus of parent company Follett Corporation.  Baker & Taylor will expand its role with public libraries everywhere to deliver innovative literacy and learning solutions to community members.  As part of this strategic shift, Baker & Taylor will...

Follett Challenge 2019 Winner is First Ever from Outside U.S.

April 25, 2019
MCHENRY, IL – Saskatchewan’s Regina Catholic School Division has been named the Grand Prize winner of the 2019 Follett Challenge, marking the first time a school or district from outside the United States has claimed the top spot in the contest, now in its ninth year. For its winning entry — “Tinker Tub Project” — Regina Catholic School ...

New Book Aims to Help School Librarians Become Learning Leaders in Digital Age

April 17, 2019
MCHENRY, IL – Education leaders Bill Bass and Shannon McClintock Miller have collaborated on a new book for K-12 school librarians designed to show them their full potential to empower their schools, students and communities, and how they can collaborate to create positive change. “Leading from the Library: Help Your School Community Thrive in the Digital Age”...

Follett Book Fairs will be Opening Fulfillment Centers Coast to Coast

April 11, 2019
MCHENRY, IL – Follett today announced it will soon be opening five new Follett Book Fairs’ fulfillment centers across the country. The new centers, stretching coast to coast, will expedite book deliveries to those schools with scheduled fairs, plus provide for quick replenishment when inventories on popular books run low. The new fulfillment centers are located ...

Follett Introduces ‘Follett Classroom Libraries’

March 26, 2019
MCHENRY, IL – Follett today announced the launch of Follett Classroom Libraries, extending the company’s commitment to providing expert-curated collections of resources for teachers and students. Offering a wide selection of engaging K-12 titles from trusted publishers, Follett Classroom Libraries are designed to easily integrate into elementary, middle school, and ...

UBTECH Education and Follett Announce Partnership to Bring Robotics-Based STEM Learning to the Classroom

March 21, 2019
MCHENRY, IL AND LOS ANGELES, CA – Follett will offer UBTECH’s JIMU interactive robotic building block system, which turns STEM learning into hands-on fun. In order to expand K–12 schools’ access to STEM learning tools, UBTECH Education and Follett have formed a partnership in which Follett will sell UBTECH’s educational STEM solutions, with a ...

Follett and University of Scranton Campus Store Celebrate 50-Year Partnership

March 20, 2019
WESTCHESTER, IL – Follett Higher Education is celebrating 50 years of partnership with the University of Scranton Bookstore, a significant milestone in Follett’s 146-year history. Established in 1969, the store was originally located in the university’s Gunster Memorial Student Center but later moved to the Patrick & Margaret DeNaples Center. “It...

Follett to Manage Multiple Campus Retail Locations, Ecommerce Platform and Other Services at Virginia Tech

March 19, 2019
WESTCHESTER, IL – Follett Higher Education, the largest campus retailer in North America, announced today that it has been selected by Virginia Tech Services, Inc. to operate their seven campus retail locations, and provide other student services at Virginia Tech. Beginning this month, Follett will manage University Bookstore, Volume Two Bookstore, Dietrick Convenience ...

RedShelf Selected to be Preferred Provider of Digital Course Materials to Over 1,200 Follett Campus Retail Locations and 1,500 eCommerce Properties

March 14, 2019
CHICAGO AND WESTCHESTER, IL – RedShelf and Follett announced today that RedShelf will become the preferred provider of digital course materials for Follett stores nationwide, enabling millions of students to save money and benefit from a range of RedShelf’s interactive features that enhance studying and learning on any personal device. The partnership pairs RedShelf –...

Follett Unveils ‘MyDestiny’ Learning Platform

March 12, 2019
MCHENRY, IL – Follett today announced the launch of MyDestiny, a powerful new learning platform that combines an expansive library of ebooks and Open Educational Resources (OERs) with built-in artificial intelligence to help teachers find quality, standards-aligned resources and to guide students on their learning path from discovery to mastery. MyDestiny meets ...

Follett Challenge ’19 announces semifinalists, video voting winners

February 27, 2019
MCHENRY, IL – For the first time in the eight-year history of the Follett Challenge, a school from outside the United States has been named one of the contest’s three Semifinalists, making it eligible for the Grand Prize. In a video announcement, Follett Challenge organizers today announced Regina Catholic School Division in Saskatchewan is the middle school ...

Follett Book Fairs Already in Full Bloom for Spring

February 26, 2019
MCHENRY, IL – Although winter is hanging tough in many parts of the country, Follett Book Fairs are already in full bloom for spring. With its seasonal design theme using emojis to highlight the new spring collection, Follett Book Fairs have a strong lineup of titles to delight kids, parents and educators from the industry’s top publishers. Follett’s spring...

Follett, Lumen Partnership Saves Students $4 million with OER-based Courseware

February 18, 2019
WESTCHESTER, IL – More than 45,000 college students from 35 institutions across the country have benefited from low-cost courseware based entirely on open educational resources (OER) – the result of a game-changing partnership between Follett and Lumen Learning. Established in 2017 and aimed at driving affordability, student retention and academic success at ...

Fujitsu and Follett Deliver Innovative Student Information System to Ontario Schools in Canada

January 30, 2019
TORONTO, CANADA – Fujitsu Consulting (Canada) Inc. (Fujitsu) today announced it has been named the preferred vendor for the Student Information System and Services (SIS) initiative through the Ontario Education Collaborative Marketplace (OECM) and will deliver Follett’s Aspen Student Information System and related services to district school boards across Ontario. ...

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&...