Follett Press Releases

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 ...

Follett’s Nader Qaimari a panelist at EdNET Conference session exploring educator-education provider relationship

September 19, 2016
MCHENRY, IL – Nader Qaimari, who leads Follett’s PreK-12 business, Follett School Solutions, is one of five panelists selected to explore the relationship between educators and education providers at the 2016 EdNET Conference later this month in Dallas. The "Striving for Partnership: How Educators and Providers Can Address Issues of Trust and Risk" ...

Pearson, Follett Partner to Offer Pearson’s Digital Direct Access Model to Follett’s Partners and 1,200+ Campus Bookstores

September 13, 2016
NEW YORK – Pearson and Follett Higher Education Group, higher education’s largest campus retailer, today announced an agreement to offer Pearson’s Digital Direct Access (DDA) model to Follett’s college partners and 1,200+ campus bookstores nationwide. This collaboration builds on Follett’s comprehensive suite of digital solutions, providing ...

Follett Destiny 14.0 Features Learning Management System Integration

August 18, 2016
WESTCHESTER, IL – Follett’s new Destiny 14.0 release now supports IMS LTI (Learning Tools Interoperability) capability providing seamless, single sign-on integration to resources available in Destiny Discover via districts’ learning applications. Earlier this week, Follett announced a series of significant updates to its market-leading Destiny solution, including ...

Follett’s Nader Qaimari to Serve as Judge for Googlepalooza ‘Student Hackathon’ Contest

August 18, 2016
CHICAGO, IL – Nader Qaimari, President of Follett’s preK-12 business, Follett School Solutions, will serve as a judge for the "Student Hackathon," a contest that is part of this week’s Googlepalooza conference presented by Chicago Public Schools (CPS). The third annual conference runs today and tomorrow (Aug. 18-19) at Whitney Young High School in ...

Follett Unveils Major Updates to Market-Leading Destiny Solution

August 15, 2016
MCHENRY, IL – Offering an innovative Chrome extension and access to open education resources (OERs), as well as ushering in a dramatically refreshed user interface, Follett today announced one of its most significant updates ever to its Destiny product. “We continue to invest in our market leading solution, and these updates are game changers for the marketplace,...

Follett Names Roe McFarlane Chief Digital Officer for Higher Education Business

August 11, 2016
WESTCHESTER, IL – Follett Corporation today announced that Roe J. McFarlane has been named Chief Digital Officer for Follett Higher Education Group (FHEG), higher education’s largest campus retailer. McFarlane joined Follett in 2013, most recently serving as senior vice president of ecommerce, digital product management and marketing. His latest promotion reinforces ...

Follett Unveils New Professional Development Series

August 2, 2016
MCHENRY, IL – Follett announced today it has launched a new Professional Development series for educators to help them make the most of Follett technology and products through hands-on experience and real-life examples. The series, available now to PreK-12 school districts, supports the implementation of national and statewide programs and teaches educators how to help ...

Follett Brytewave Digital Textbook Reader Now Powered by VitalSource

July 20, 2016
WESTCHESTER, IL – Higher education’s largest campus retailer Follett Higher Education Group is working with VitalSource, Ingram Content Group’s educational technology division, to enhance its BryteWave™ digital textbook reader. Beginning this month, the BryteWave digital textbook reader will be powered by VitalSource to provide Follett campus partners and ...

Follett, Biblionasium Partner to Engage Young Readers

June 21, 2016
MCHENRY, IL – Follett and Biblionasium announced today they are joining forces in an exclusive partnership with the goal of supporting the independent reading activities of students, ages 6 to 13. In August Follett’s market leading Destiny Library Manager will be seamlessly integrated with  Biblionasium’s award winning digital platform that connects young...

Follett’s Aspen Student Information System to Partner with SRC Solutions for Online Registration Process

June 14, 2016
MCHENRY, IL – Follett has selected the Gateway Suite from SRC Solutions, Inc. as its preferred and exclusive Online Registration development partner for the Aspen Student Information System. As part of the relationship, Aspen will be integrating Registration Gateway and Central Records Gateway to provide paperless end-to-end solutions for Online Registration and ...

Illinois PreK-8 District Selects Follett’s Aspen Student Information System

June 1, 2016
MCHENRY, IL – Following a comprehensive search process for a new student information system (SIS), Joliet Public Schools District 86 has adopted Follett’s Aspen SIS. The search committee, comprised of 40 key stakeholders, met for nearly two years to identify and select the SIS that best fit the needs of the PreK-8 district, which is home to 12,000 students in 21 ...

Follett Launches New Makerspace Bundles for K-12 Libraries

May 25, 2016
MCHENRY, IL – As makerspaces continue to gain momentum in the K-12 library world to encourage students’ inquiry and exploration through hands-on production, Follett has answered by offering Makerspace Bundles. The age-level specific bundles are individually tailored for elementary, middle and high school grades, and include a variety of diverse materials, including ...

Follett Partners with Rice University to Manage University Bookstore

May 18, 2016
WESTCHESTER, IL – Follett Higher Education Group is proud to announce its newest partnership with Rice University in Houston, growing the Follett campus store network to more than 1,250 campus stores and 1,700 virtual stores nationwide. Follett was chosen as the company with the best resources, product selection and community focus to meet the evolving needs of Rice ...

Follett and Reading is Fundamental Host Annual Poster and Essay Contest Ceremony

April 29, 2016
WESTCHESTER, IL – Follett Corporation is again partnering with Reading is Fundamental (RIF) Chicago to promote literacy and a love of learning among Chicago Public School (CPS) students with the annual Follett Essay and Poster Contest Awards Ceremony. Approximately 200 CPS students will gather at Chicago Public Library’s Harold Washington Library Center on Friday, April...

Follett Challenge Announces Grand-Prize Winning School

April 26, 2016
MCHENRY, IL – Featuring an innovative and successful STEM program that teaches 21st-century learning skills in a unique way, Ben Eielson Junior/Senior High School, located on Alaska’s Eielson Air Force Base, is the grand-prize winner of the fifth annual Follett Challenge. The school, part of Fairbanks North Star Borough School District and named after famous ...

Follett Acquires Baker & Taylor

April 18, 2016
WESTCHESTER, IL – Follett Corporation today announced that it has acquired Baker & Taylor, LLC, the leading distributor of books, video and music products to public libraries and institutions, and a major wholesaler to retailers worldwide. With combined sales of $3.6 billion, the two businesses will offer librarians, patrons, educators and students unprecedented access to...

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

April 12, 2016
WESTCHESTER, IL – Follett Higher Education Group, in partnership with Phi Theta Kappa, is proud to announce its continued sponsorship of the All-USA Community College Academic Team. Follett will again donate $100,000 in scholarships, translating to $5,000 for each 2016 All-USA team member. Follett’s ongoing relationship with Phi Theta Kappa and sponsorship of the All-...

Follett Acquires Wobo, Inc., BookVolume

March 30, 2016
WESTCHESTER, IL – Follett Corporation today announced that the company has acquired Wobo, Inc. (formerly Woody's Books, Inc.), a leading service for independent managed campus stores to find and purchase books online in volume. The acquisition includes Wobo, Inc. assets including the BookVolume tool, enabling Follett Wholesale to leverage new technology in transforming ...

Follett Challenge Unveils Semifinalists, Video Winners

March 7, 2016
MCHENRY, IL – A first-ever finalist from the state of Alaska highlighted today’s video announcement of the three semifinalists and 10 People’s Choice Awards in the Follett Challenge. Sponsored by Follett, the fifth annual Follett Challenge will reward $200,000 in Follett products and services to the most innovative K-12 programs teaching 21st-century skills to...