Follett Press Releases

Aman Kochar Succeeds David Cully at Baker & Taylor in Expanded Role

September 10, 2019
WESTCHESTER, IL – Follett Corporation today announced an expanded leadership role for Amandeep Kochar, who succeeded David Cully as head of Baker & Taylor, the company’s public library business unit.  Cully retired August 30.  Kochar, who was promoted in June 2019 to lead Baker & Taylor, is responsible for Baker & Taylor’s Public Library ...

Follett Appoints Britten Follett to Lead its PreK-12 Business

September 4, 2019
WESTCHESTER, IL – Follett Corporation today announced the appointment of Britten Follett to lead Follett School Solutions, the company’s PreK-12 business. A fifth-generation family member, Follett has been promoted to Executive Vice President of Follett School Solutions. Follett most recently served as Senior Vice President of Marketing Strategy and Classroom ...

Follett Higher Education President Clay Wahl Appointed COO of Follett Corporation

August 28, 2019
WESTCHESTER, IL – Follett Corporation today announced two executive leadership appointments tied to the company’s strategic expansion of technology and services that improve student outcomes in schools, colleges and communities across North America.  Follett Higher Education President Clay Wahl has been appointed COO of Follett Corporation, and Roe J. McFarlane has...

Follett Book Fairs Poised for 'Superpower’ Fall Season

August 27, 2019
MCHENRY, ILL – Follett is encouraging students to embrace their inner superhero as part of the fall 2019 theme for Follett Book Fairs. With more than 3,000 fairs already scheduled for Follett Book Fairs’ fifth season, the company has introduced the superhero theme to remind students, teachers, and librarians that “Reading is a Superpower.” “As we...

Baker & Taylor Publisher Services (BTPS) and McSweeney's Announce Full-Service Sales & Fulfillment Agreement

August 23, 2019
CHARLOTTE, NC – Baker & Taylor Publisher Services (BTPS), a leading provider of sales and fulfillment services, is pleased to announce the signing of a full-service worldwide agreement with McSweeney’s Literary Arts Fund, the independent nonprofit publishing company started by Dave Eggers and based in San Francisco. BTPS was chosen as the representative for all...

Follett Introduces Key Enhancements with Destiny 17.0 Release

August 1, 2019
MCHENRY, ILL – With the 2019-20 school year approaching, Follett has released Destiny 17.0, a new version of the market-leading solution featuring important enhancements to Destiny Library Manager, Destiny Discover, Collections by Destiny, and Destiny Resource Manager. Destiny solutions are used in more than 60 percent of U.S. public schools. Follett has scheduled a &...

Follett to Manage Wheaton College Campus Store

July 24, 2019
WESTCHESTER, IL – Follett Corporation, the largest campus retailer in North America, announced today that the Wheaton College Campus Store has transitioned to Follett Higher Education Group management, bringing new products, savings and support for campus store customers. Wheaton College, in Wheaton, Illinois, selected Follett as the campus retail partner with the best ...

ISTE, Follett Collaborate to Provide Scholarships for Future Ready Librarian Course

June 27, 2019
PHILADELPHIA, PA – The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), with support from Follett and in collaboration with Future Ready Librarians™, announced today it will offer as many as 150 partial-tuition scholarships for K-12 librarians ready to take the next step in becoming a Future Ready Librarian and who are affiliated with schools that identify as ...

Educators, Students Turning to Follett’s ‘Collections by Destiny’ in Large Numbers

June 13, 2019
MCHENRY, IL – Nearly two years after introducing Collections by Destiny, Follett is reporting a total of 2.5 million users, a dramatic increase in usage of the educational tool that allows librarians, teachers and curriculum staff to share free or purchased resources across the district, schools or between users. Now in use by more than 4,000 districts and nearly 17,000 ...

Follett Launches All-Campus Model of Groundbreaking Course Materials Program Aimed at Driving Student Affordability, Accessibility and Retention

June 12, 2019
WESTCHESTER, IL – While learning can be hard work, getting the right course materials before the first day of class shouldn’t be. That is why Follett Higher Education Group, the largest campus retailer and eCommerce leader in North America, announced today that it has launched Follett ACCESS, an enhanced all-campus version of its popular includED program. Follett was...

World’s Best-selling Author and Literacy Advocate James Patterson Partners with Follett to Support Literacy for Children

June 6, 2019
NEW YORK, NY – James Patterson announced today a partnership with Follett and its “All Books for All Kids” initiative, which debuted in 2018 at Follett Book Fairs with the goal of ensuring children have access to a wide range of books no matter their background. Authors from Patterson’s children’s imprint, JIMMY Patterson Books, also will appear at ...

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...