Follett in the News

New Product Showcase

Dec 7, 2018  |  District Administration
In its New Product Showcase section as part of the December 2018 print issue District Administration included Folletts Classroom Ready Collections See pg 77 of the print

The Ed Scoops for November 9

Nov 9, 2018  |  MDR Education
Follett announced it has launched prebuilt standardsaligned collections that have been curated from open educational resources OERs by the companys team of former K12 classroom

Digital Promise Action Report

Nov 1, 2018  |  Digital Promise
Follett and acclaimed childrens book author Kwame Alexander 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

Follett Challenge Invites Schools to Share Programs with a Positive Impact

Oct 31, 2018  |  The Journal
Education technology company Follett has opened its latest challenge inviting schools to submit video entries about their programs that have made a positive

McHenry County Economic Development Corp presents Business Champion Awards

Oct 24, 2018  |  Northwest Herald
oFollett School Solutions was a recipient of the 2018 Business Champion Award by the McHenry County Economic Development Corporation MCEDC last Tuesday night MCEDC recognizes outstanding companies who have had a positive effect on McHenry Countys economy and who are exceptional primary

Follett and Kwame Alexander Launch Literacy Campaign

Oct 11, 2018  |  Publishers Weekly
Kwame AlexanderFollett and Newbery Medalwinning author Kwame Alexander are teaming up for a new literacy effort called All Books for All Kids with the goal of ensuring that children have access to a wide range of books from a broad spectrum of

Adelphi Taps National Firm To Bump Up Bookstore

Aug 3, 2018  |  Innovateli
A global distributor of hardcopy and digital entertainment products for schools and other clients has taken the reins at Adelphi Universitys campus

Follett reels in education tech minnow Fishtree

Jul 15, 2018  |  The Times
Fishtree an education tech company founded in Dublin has been sold to Illinois education giant

Follett Acquires Adaptive Learning Platform Provider Fishtree

Jul 11, 2018  |  EdSurge
Fishtree an Arlington Vabased developer of an adaptive learning platform used in K12 highered and corporate training environments has been acquired by

Huskie Books Gear under new ownership

Jul 9, 2018  |  Northern Star
In a partnership with NIU the Follett company has taken over campus bookstore operations and will bring students increased options in textbook

BT Penn Foster Team to Provide Education Training Via Public Libraries

Jun 28, 2018  |  Publishers Weekly
The partnership will make Penn Fosters extensive library of courses degree and certificate programs available to public library patrons nationwide through Baker Taylors Axis 360

SirsiDynix Baker Taylor Collaboration Delivers FirstofItskind Integration in a Mobile Application

Jun 22, 2018  |  SirsiDynix
Baker Taylor and SirsiDynix announced today the successful integration of Axis 360 within BLUEcloud

Are You a Future Ready Librarian

Jun 20, 2018  |  eSchool News
In 2013 I was asked to be part of Project Connect a Follett School Solutions initiative exploring the role of school libraries and librarians in 21stcentury

The Importance of School Librarians

Jun 15, 2018  |  Publishers Weekly
The president of Follett School Solutions explains why school librarians are worth fighting

School Library Advocacy Update

Jun 15, 2018  |  Publishers Weekly
A partnership between Follett and EveryLibrary sees wins and challenges in the Save School Librarians

Being a Global Citizen

Jun 12, 2018  |  MDR Education
For more information on The Follett Challenge Tudor Elementary and the semifinalist winners in this years contest visit

Follett to take over operation of University Bookstore

May 30, 2018  |  The University Star
A lease contract is being negotiated between the University Bookstore and Follett a campus store management firm that manages over 1200 stores across the countryThe transition is expected to go into effect October or November of this

3 Ways an Entrepreneur Can Build a Brand That Lasts Centuries

Apr 18, 2018  |  Inc
Roe McFarlane chief digital officer of Follett shares 3 ways an entrepreneur can create a longstanding respected

Follett Takes Book Fairs to Texas

Apr 4, 2018  |  Publishers Weekly
Follett has announced that it will expand Follett Book Fairs into the Texas market beginning in


Mar 21, 2018  |  Lumen Learning
The partnership between Lumen and Southeast Bookstore manager Follett has helped facilitate a smooth adoption process and timely faculty

New Bookstore and Campus Store Provider Brings a Refresh to Campus

Mar 20, 2018  |  SBU Happenings
Stony Brook University has teamed up with Follett as its new official bookstore and campus store provider bringing new products and services to

Queen Rania attends Arabic Language Learning Standards session

Mar 4, 2018  |  Petra
During her conversation with Follett Chairman Todd Litzsinger and President Nader Qaimari Her Majesty discussed a possible partnership to transform K12 education in Jordan and create custom educational content for Jordanian

Follett Challenge 18 Announces Semifinalists Video Voting Winners

Mar 1, 2018  |  Tech Learning
In an online announcement today organizers of the Follett Challenge unveiled the seventh annual competitions three diverse Semifinalists as well as the 10 Peoples Choice

Can Reading Make You Wealthy Countering the Matthew Effect and Other Influences

Feb 27, 2018  |  MDR Education
At Baker Taylor we aim to partner with communities and impact outcomes and with that intent in mind created the Community Sharing Program to link public libraries and schools with an efficient ebooks and audiobooks sharing

What Follett Looks For in Partnering With Education Companies

Feb 1, 2018  |  EdWeek
The Major K12 Providers Access to Schools and Libraries Means Its in High

Alive Studios Teams with Follett for an Augmented Reality Giveaway

Jan 23, 2018  |  The EdTech Round Up
Follett and Alive Studios announce the StrivingReaders Giveaway offering educators around the country the opportunity to win the latest and greatest from Alive

Follett to Start Selling LEGO Education Materials for HandsOn Lessons

Nov 9, 2017  |  EdWeek
Follett an education materials and technology wholesaler announced Thursday that it will begin selling handson STEM materials and software from LEGO Education

Follett Enters School Book Fair Market

Oct 3, 2017  |  Publishers Weekly
Follett Corp has begun rolling out its new book fair business Follett Book Fairs which it sees as a major growth

BT Forms Distribution Group Tapping Mark Suchomel to Lead It

Oct 2, 2017  |  Publishers Weekly
Baker Taylor has launched a new publisher services business called Baker Taylor Publisher Services that will offer distribution and other functions to childrens trade K12 higher education and academic

Follett Corporation Selects Haivision Media Platform for Streaming All Hands Meetings Globally

Sep 28, 2017  |  PRWeb
Follett Corporation the leading provider of education technology services and physical and digital content has selected the Haivision Media Platform as its enterprise video

530 backpacks to be filled for needy Easton school children

Sep 20, 2017  |  Lehigh Valley Live
Participants include Victaulic in Forks Township Crayola in Easton the Follett Corporation in Forks Township and United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley based in

Bookstore Adds New Kiosks to Assist Students

Sep 19, 2017  |  The Voice
The Vanguard University bookstore was featured in an article in the school newspaper which highlighted the benefits of the new Shop by Author layout and the addition of

Introducing Kirkus Collections

Sep 15, 2017  |  Kirkus Reviews
To launch Kirkus Collections we are partnering with Baker Taylor whose robust alreadyestablished relationships with public libraries will facilitate

Follett TLA Unveil Relief Programs for Texas School Libraries

Sep 14, 2017  |  Publishers Weekly
Alongside efforts by the nonprofit Texas Library Associations Disaster Relief Fund library distributor Follett has launched a separate fund to help Texas K12 libraries damaged by Hurricane Harvey

Ribboncutting ceremony and celebration to mark official opening of HerdZone Stadium Store

Sep 12, 2017  |  Huntington News
Follett really stepped up to the plate by funding this addition to the stadium and Marshall University is most grateful for their generosity she added We look forward to continuing our partnership with

Christian Publisher CWR Signs New Sales and Distribution Agreement with Bookmasters Makes Titles Available for First Time in US

Sep 8, 2017  |  Digital Journal
Bookmasters is owned by Follett Corporation and is a strategic partner with Baker Taylor premier worldwide distributor of books digital content and entertainment

CSCU finds bookstore retailer for 12 community colleges secures student discount on new textbooks

Sep 7, 2017  |  New Haven Register
The Connecticut State Colleges and Universities system is offering students at its 12 community colleges 10 percent off new books purchased in campus bookstores and online after agreeing to use Follett Higher Education Group as a bookstore

Discounted rates price matching on books offered for students of Connecticut state colleges and universities

Aug 31, 2017  |  Channel 8 WTNH
Follett says it will also match the price of a new or used textbook found at a lower cost through other

New program saves students money on textbooks

Aug 31, 2017  |  Channel 3 WFSB
CSCU has teamed up with the Follett Higher Education Group to work on saving students


Aug 31, 2017  |  Tech Learning
Follett announced Destiny Analytics a districtwide subscription solution to complement its Destiny Library Manager and Destiny Resource Manager

US educational provider Follett partners with advocacy group to save school libraries

Aug 30, 2017  |  Books and Publishing
In the US educational provider Follett has teamed up with Chicagobased political action group EveryLibrary to assist advocacy efforts for school

Follett provides books and so much more

Aug 21, 2017  |  Lone Star College Foundation
As a result longtime Foundation and college supporter Follett stepped up and offered to cover Josiahs books for the remainder of his academic journey at Lone Star

EveryLibrary Follett Partner to Save School Librarians

Aug 18, 2017  |  Publishers Weekly
Follett headquartered in Westchester Ill is providing funding for EveryLibrarys expanded school library advocacy focused in six states and for its new activist website

BTW News Briefs

Aug 9, 2017  |  American Booksellers Association
According to NYU Follett now the largest campus store operator in North America estimates that students will save an estimated 2 million due to this

NYU Contracts Bookstore Operations to Follett in Order to Save Students Money

Aug 2, 2017  |  NYU
As a part of its ongoing affordability initiative NYU has contracted with Follett Higher Education to operate the NYU bookstore Follett estimates 2 million in savings for

Tech Power

Jul 19, 2017  |  American Libraries Magazine
Follett also sponsored Empowering Students As Creators a joint initiative with Future Ready Schools its own Project Connect the Alliance for Excellent Education and Digital Promise that provides a microcredential digital badge to librarians who build and sustain creative learning

Sheetal Singh on 2017 AllUSA Community College Academic Team Named New Century Scholar

Jul 18, 2017  |  IndiaWest
The program is sponsored by the Follett Higher Education Group with additional support provided by the American Association of Community Colleges and Phi Theta

Reflections on ISTE 2017

Jul 11, 2017  |  EdTech Digest
Folletts Lightbox a fully interactive multidimensional supplemental solution for pre K12 educators looks to improve engagement and literacy

DCC Enhances Dining Bookstore Services

Jul 11, 2017  |  Dutchess Community College
Follett will provide a wide array of new services at DCC including textbook rental and price matching options that are expected to result in significant cost savings for

Follett Introduces New Tool to Bridge Gap Between OERs Content and Technology

Jul 3, 2017  |  Campus Technology
Follett a provider of education technology services and content this week is rolling out a new tool Collections by Destiny which will allow librarians teachers and curriculum staff to share free or purchased resources across a district schools or between

Challenges in Curation Successfully Integrating Open Educational Resources in the Classroom

Jun 8, 2017  |  Digital Promise Blog
At Follett we wanted to make it easier for librarians and teachers to search for OERs right from Destiny the most popular library management system in K12

Library Systems Report 2017

May 1, 2017  |  American Libraries Magazine
Follett is a massive familyowned company with diverse business activities including campus bookstore management distribution of print and electronic educational materials library automation technology and student information

Lumen Scores 375M and OER Gets a Foot in the Traditional Publishing Door

Apr 20, 2017  |  EdSurge
OERs like etexts and other pricey printalternatives already exist on Folletts virtual warehouse of course materials but what makes this deal different is that Lumen is the first OER company that Follett has put an equity stake

Follett and Lumen Learning to expand adoption of OER Courseware

Apr 18, 2017  |  Library Technology Guides industry news report
Follett and Lumen Learning 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 Learnings OER solutions to more than 1200 colleges and universities where

A New Channel for OER

Apr 18, 2017  |  Inside Higher Ed
OER provider Lumen Learning joins with Follett to bring open course content to faculty members through the campus

Follett and Lumen Learning To Expand Adoption of OER Courseware Higher Ed Market Headlines

Apr 17, 2017  |  EdNET News Alert Feed
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 Learnings OER solutions to more than 1200 colleges and universities

Some Notes On Lumen Learnings 375 million Funding Round Led By Follett

Apr 17, 2017  |  eLiterate

Follett and Dell move into the top 10 fastest desktop sites

Mar 30, 2017  |  Digital Commerce 360
Follett switches its content delivery network provider and chops its desktop load time by more than

Offering Haese Mathematics as part of IB content

Mar 14, 2017  |  District Administration Latest News
Offering Haese Mathematics as part of IB contentInternal sourcenbspFollett CorporationMarch 14 2017 Read more about Offering Haese Mathematics as part of IB

David Cully Named President at BT

Mar 9, 2017  |  Publishers Weekly
Follett Corporation has named David Cully president of Baker Taylor effective April 1 Cully replaces George Coe former president and CEO of BT just weeks after Coe was named COO of FollettIn his new role Cully will lead and manage all operations of the Baker Taylor retail and public

In Pictures Dr Seuss Celebration at Fairfield University Bookstore

Mar 6, 2017  |  Fairfield Citizen
The literary creations of Dr Seuss appear as popular as ever The Fairfield University Bookstore celebrated his birthday Saturday March 4 as part of the National Education Associations Read Across America eventThis is our fourth annual celebration said Nancy Quinn special events

Emergence of OERs Part of the Solution to Improving Student Outcomes

Mar 3, 2017  |  EdNet Insight
Every year there seems to be a new movement in education more specifically ed tech that promises to address all the pitfalls that came before it offering new hope to finding the elusive answer to the reason why so many students are failing to achieve the goals we expect of them Current

FMCC unveils new Raider Trader College Store

Mar 2, 2017  |  The LeaderHerald
JOHNSTOWN FultonMontgomery Community College held an official grand opening for its new college bookstore on WednesdayThe Raider Trader College Store was dedicated during a ribboncutting ceremony The store actually opened in January when the students returned from winter breakThe

Washington High wins 30K semifinals prize for Innovation Center

Mar 1, 2017  |  WEARTV
PENSACOLA Fla WEAR Big things are happening at Booker T Washington High School The schools library now known as the Innovation Center was recently featured in a video contestOn Tuesday officials with the Follett Challenge named the school as a semifinalist in the national contest

Follett Corp taps Coe as chief operating officer

Mar 1, 2017  |  Illinois Business Daily
Follett Corp President and CEO Ray Griffith recently introduced George Coe as chief operating officer for the company Coe will head the development of Folletts enterprise strategies and direct its businesses initiatives and resources effective March 31 Under Coes leadership the company

Chapmans Environmental Powerhouse

Feb 27, 2017  |  Argyros School of Business Economics
Kelly continues to stay connected to Chapman byserving on the Board of Counselors with countless executive business leaders in Orange County and Dean Reggie Gilyard of the Argyros Schooldonating a few thousand bottles of ECOS laundry detergent to Chapmans freshman fall 2016

Key updates announced for Destiny solution

Feb 21, 2017  |  District Administration Latest News
Key updates announced for Destiny solutionInternal sourcenbspFollett CorporationFebruary 21 2017 Read more about Key updates announced for Destiny

Follett Corporation Names George F Coe as COO

Feb 16, 2017  |  Yahoo Business
WESTCHESTER Ill Feb 16 2017 PRNewswire 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

Follett Taps George Coe as COO

Feb 16, 2017  |  Publishers Weekly
Follett Corporation has appointed George Coe as chief operating officer for Follett and Baker Taylor effective March 31 Coe will report to Follett president and CEO Ray GriffithCoe has been with the company since April 2016 when he came on aboard as part of Folletts acquisition of Baker

International agreement reintroduces classic reading program

Feb 7, 2017  |  District Administration Latest News
International agreement reintroduces classic reading programInternal sourcenbspFollett CorporationFebruary 7 2017 Read more about International agreement reintroduces classic reading

Follett and Dremel Join Forces to Bring 3D Printers to Schools

Feb 1, 2017  |  School Library Journal
Follett School Solutions has partnered with Dremel to offer its printers to K12 school districts in order to both support librarians and promote technology integration in the


Feb 1, 2017  |  UF HRS Communications
Last fall a new textbook program was made available to UF students in 28 courses resulting in 17 million in savings to studentsThe program known as UF All Access was developed by textbook seller Follett and adapted by UFs Business Services Division to provide UF students with the

New agreement brings 3D printers with professional development to schools

Jan 25, 2017  |  District Administration Latest News
New agreement brings 3D printers with professional development to schoolsInternal sourcenbspFollett CorporationJanuary 24 2017 Read more about New agreement brings 3D printers with professional development to

Follett VitalSource Partner on Oneclick Access to 80000 Digital Titles

Jan 18, 2017  |  Digital Book World
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 nations largest campus retailer and VitalSource Ingram Content Groups

JMU bookstore stocks up on FCS Championship merchandise

Jan 9, 2017  |  WHSV
HARRISONBURG Va WHSV The James Madison University bookstore is preparing as football fans look to buy FCS Championship merchandise following JMUs national win on Saturday January 7The bookstore was ready for the team to win JMU took home its second FCS title in a matchup against

Follett adds array of new content for IB World Schools

Jan 6, 2017  |  District Administration Latest News
Follett adds array of new content for IB World SchoolsInternal sourcenbspFollett CorporationJanuary 6 2017 Read more about Follett adds array of new content for IB World

JMU bookstore sees spike in sales due to national championship in Frisco

Jan 6, 2017  |  WHSV
he JMU bookstore has seen a big increase in sales due to the upcoming FCS National Championship in Frisco At the moment there are only two shirts for sale that relate to the game and even though they ordered three hundred of them they are already almost sold outSales have been from online

Why an app wont work for Follett

Dec 16, 2016  |  Internet Retailer
Follett integrates its educational products into campusbranded apps to bolster its mobile strategy and sales meaning it doesnt need to launch its own appApps are a barrier to shopping says Roe McFarlane chief digital officer at Follett Higher Education GroupTheres not one app that

The FollettBiblioNasium Partnership at Work

Dec 13, 2016  |  School Library Journal
Here are what the daytoday advantages of the June 2016 move are turning out to

New School Spirit Store to Open in the Dixon Center

Dec 11, 2016  |  The Loquitur
Anticipation and excitement builds around the opening of a brand new spirit store on campus where students will be able to buy Cabrini merchandise outside of the typical bookstore fashion It is expected to open in the Dixon Center at some point in the next couple of weeksThe new spirit store

Fairfield University Bookstore at the Heart of the Community for 5 Years

Dec 2, 2016  |  News Fairfield
Five years ago on Friday November 4 2011 at 1030 am began a new era for the 23500squarefoot retail location with an official ribboncutting ceremony took place at the store located at 1499 Post Road Local officials and representatives from the Chamber of Commerce area businesses and

Retail TouchPoints Appoints 4 New Members To Advisory Board

Nov 29, 2016  |  Global Newswire
Execs from Lowes Foods MizzenMain Sleep Number And Follett Corporation Join Retail Industry Colleagues In Advisory RoleHASBROUCK HEIGHTS NJ Nov 29 2016 GLOBE NEWSWIRE Retail TouchPoints RTP has announced the addition of 4 new members to the Retail TouchPoints Advisory Board The

Suiting up for Apple Cup weather

Nov 21, 2016  |  KHQ News
KHQ News visits Crimson Gray to suit up for the Apple

Cool Tool Axis 360 Digital Media Library App

Nov 18, 2016  |  EdTech Digest
Early last year Baker Taylor introduced the Axis 360 mobile app and made it available from both the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store for Android The app is a simple powerful tool it simplifies access to digital content by allowing library patrons and students to browse select and

A Lasting Legacy

Nov 15, 2016  |  EdTech Digest
LEADER SPOTLIGHT by Victor RiveroChuck Follett is the forwardthinking member of the Follett family business who founded Follett Software company over three decades ago Chuck is now retired but his influence on the edtech industry is indisputable and his legacy lives on in schools and

Heres a college bookstore that doesnt stock any textbooks

Nov 10, 2016  |  The Washington Post
For all but a few days of the year mainly around the start of a semester college bookstores are focused much more on building school brands than on selling textbooks They might as well be called college hoodie storesAmerican University in a shift reflecting that retail reality this fall

Librarian courses introduced

Nov 7, 2016  |  District Administration Latest News
Librarian courses introducedInternal sourcenbspFollett CorporationNovember 7 2016 Read more about Librarian courses

UT Arlington launches new online merchandise store at UTAGearcom

Nov 1, 2016  |  UTA Athletics News
ARLINGTON Texas Working in partnership with Coppellbased AdvancedOnline UT Arlington has launched a new expanded official online store at UTAGearcomMavericks fans will have access to items from a wide variety of wellknown brands including the athletic departments official equipment

Follett Challenge Seeks Unique Learning Programs

Oct 31, 2016  |  THE Journal All Current Articles
Follett is looking for K12 schools and districts with outstanding technology programs to enter the 6th annual Follett Challenge for a chance to win 200000 in products and

Follett urges schools to share their stories of unique learning for 6th Annual Follett Challenge

Oct 31, 2016  |  Library Technology Guides industry news report
All K12 schoolsdistricts public and private in the US and Canada are eligible to apply Submissions are open to all K12 educators and Parent Teacher Organizations Entrants must complete an online application and upload a three to fiveminute video describing their program that teaches 21st

Bookstore prepares for increased needs on game day

Oct 28, 2016  |  The Observer
There are several destination locations on Notre Dames campus during a home football weekend including Notre Dame Stadium the Grotto and the Hammes Notre Dame Bookstore that are a priority for any visiting home or away fans interested in buying Notre Dame merchandise Director of the Hammes

Bookstore gets renovations

Oct 27, 2016  |  The Bona Venture
In time for basketball season the bookstore located in the Reilly Center recently received renovationsThe bookstore kept its doors open for business during the renovations from Oct 17 through Oct 20Annette Donavon manager of the bookstore said the renovations came to fruition by

Sixth Annual Follett Challenge Launches

Oct 26, 2016  |  School Library Journal
If you have a cool unique educational program going on at your school Follett wants to hear about it The company is giving away prizes consisting of products and services in their latest

Follett DubLabs Partner to Ease Access to Course Materials

Oct 25, 2016  |  Campus Technology
Follett has partnered with DubLabs in an effort to make it easier for students to access course materialsAs a result of the partnership students at schools that work with both companies will have access to a link in their campus app that provides oneclick shopping access to all of their