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Follett announces it will sell LEGO® Education solutions to U.S. school libraries

November 9, 2017
PHOENIX – In its continuing effort to serve the growing makerspace movement, Follett announced today it will sell a selection of LEGO® Education solutions. These solutions will be offered by Follett specifically for school librarians in the U.S. who are interested in establishing a makerspace in their library.   The announcement was ...

Illinois School Library Media Association to Honor Follett

October 19, 2017
MCHENRY, ILL. – Follett, a trusted provider of educational resources to K-12 institutions for more than 140 years, is being honored by the Illinois School Library Media Association (ISLMA) with the organization’s 2017 Pillar Award. Follett will receive the honor Friday evening (Oct. 20) at ISLMA’s Awards Dinner Banquet in Springfield, Ill., which ...

Follett Helps University of Florida Save Students Millions on Course Materials with Innovative includED® Program

October 11, 2017
GAINESVILLE, FLA. – Follett’s includED® program has saved students at the University of Florida (UF) more than $8.5 million since the program launched in the summer 2014 term. That’s an average of almost $800,000 per term. In the past year (fall 2016 and spring 2017 terms), the program has saved the over 17,000 students enrolled in includED courses $3.06 million...

Follett Book Fairs Launch This Week

October 2, 2017
MCHENRY, ILL. – Follett, the leader in PreK-12 education, today announced it is entering the school book fair market, a highly-anticipated launch that will see the company maximize its existing partnerships with thousands of publishers to offer a vast selection of books for early education, elementary and middle school students. The Follett Book Fairs launch begins for ...

Follett Helps Tennessee State University Save Students Millions on Course Materials with Innovative includED® Program

September 25, 2017
NASHVILLE, TENN. – Follett’s includED® program has saved students at Tennessee State University (TSU) more than $10 million since the program launched in the fall 2014 term. That’s an average of $1.7 million per term. In the past year (fall 2016 and spring 2017 terms), the program has saved the almost 30,000 students enrolled in includED courses $3.2 million. ...

New Jersey PreK-12 District Selects Follett’s Aspen Student Information System

September 20, 2017
MCHENRY, ILL. – Bernards Township School District in Basking Ridge, N.J., capped an extensive two-year search by selecting Follett’s Aspen for its new student information system (SIS). The PreK-12 district implemented Aspen in time for the beginning of the 2017-18 school year, which began Sept. 7. According to Superintendent of Schools Nick Markarian, the decision ...

Follett Announces Popular Rewards Program Is Returning

September 14, 2017
MCHENRY, ILL. – Follett today announced its popular Rewards program is returning, allowing customers to accrue points on purchases and redeem them for valuable products. Customers will earn points on all textbook, consumable and buyback transactions, including any qualifying purchases made on or after April 1. Follett’s initial Rewards program enjoyed a successful ...

Robert Morris University Illinois Selects Follett to Operate Campus Store

August 8, 2017
CHICAGO, ILL. – Robert Morris University Illinois transitioned its campus store to Follett Higher Education management on August 7, bringing new products, savings and support for campus store customers. Robert Morris University Illinois selected Follett as the campus retail partner with the best resources, technology and product selection to support the unique needs of...

Follett Begins Operating The University of North Carolina at Pembroke Store

July 27, 2017
PEMBROKE, N.C. – The University of North Carolina at Pembroke (UNCP) transitioned to Follett Higher Education management on July 27, bringing new products, savings and support for campus store customers. UNCP selected Follett as the campus retail partner with the best resources, technology and product selection to support the unique needs of the campus community. With ...

Chicago Public Schools Selects Follett Aspen For Its New Student Information System

July 26, 2017
CHICAGO, IL – Following a lengthy search process, Chicago Public Schools (CPS) has selectedFollett Aspen for its new student information system (SIS). CPS intends to transition to Aspen in 2019. Aspen will replace the district’s current SIS as well as consolidate multiple other products into a single educational platform. By delivering a ...

La Salle University Selects Follett to Begin Operating Campus Store

July 21, 2017
PHILADELPHIA, PA. – La Salle University has transitioned to Follett Higher Education management on July 20, bringing new products, savings and support for campus store customers. La Salle University selected Follett as the campus retail partner with the best resources, technology and product selection to support the unique needs of the campus community. With this new ...

Follett’s New Destiny Analytics Gives K-12 Districts Greater Insight into Managing Their Key Resources

July 20, 2017
MCHENRY, ILL. – Designed to provide customers with real-time insights into how their educational resources are being managed, Follett today announced it is offering Destiny Analytics, a district-wide subscription solution to complement its market-leading Destiny Library Manager and Destiny Resource Manager platforms. The multi-featured reporting solution will allow ...

Follett to Operate Four More Campus Stores in the Maine Community College System

July 10, 2017
WESTCHESTER, IL – Four more stores in the Maine Community College System (MCCS) joined the Follett Corporation family of campus stores in June 2017. Follett now operates stores at Central Maine Community College in Auburn; Southern Maine Community College in South Portland; Northern Maine Community College in Presque Isle; and Washington County Community College in Calais. ...

Follett Begins Operating Babson Campus Store

July 6, 2017
BABSON PARK, MASS. – Babson transitioned its campus store to Follett Higher Education management on June 1, 2017, bringing new programs, products, savings and support to the entire Babson community.  The new and exciting Babson Campus Store will provide course materials in a virtual-based model, while still providing personal on-site service. The new Babson Campus Store ...

Follett to Unveil ‘Collections by Destiny’

June 29, 2017
MCHENRY, IL – Follett next week will formally introduce a new educational tool, Collections by Destiny®, that will allow customers to create new, collaborative ways for librarians, teachers, and curriculum staff to share free or purchased resources across the district, schools or between users. Collections will provide educators around-the-clock access to quickly find...

Cal Poly Corp. Selects Follett to Operate University Store

May 30, 2017
SAN LUIS OBISPO, CALIF. – Cal Poly Corporation today announced that it will soon transition management of the Cal Poly University Store to Follett Higher Education, bringing new products, savings and support to campus store customers.  Store operations under the new agreement include the on-campus University Store located in the University Union, Cal Poly Downtown and the ...

Follett Announces Partnership with Unbound Concepts’ Artifact

May 17, 2017
MCHENRY, IL AND BALTIMORE – Follett today announced it has entered into a partnership with Unbound Concepts and its flagship platform, Artifact, which helps districts, teachers, librarians and curriculum buyers discover the best content for their students. Artifact catalogs the topics, themes, concepts, educational objectives and literary elements in content — all of ...

Follett Now Offers Haese Mathematics as Part of International Baccalaureate Content

March 14, 2017
MCHENRY, IL – Haese Mathematics textbooks – a popular and rigorous series of math books for International Baccalaureate (IB) students around the world – are now available for purchase through Follett, the exclusive distributor of content and merchandise from the IB. “Our customers are quick to let us know when there is a quality product out there, and...

Follett Named Exclusive Distributor of New K-12 Online Daily News Service

March 1, 2017
MCHENRY, IL – Follett today announced it is the exclusive United States distributor of The Day USA, an online daily news service providing high-interest articles for K-12 schools, along with teacher resources to support information literacy. The Day USA may be a new product to the U.S., but it has been a successful product since 2011 in the United Kingdom. "As ...

Follett B2B Now Powered by BV Technology

February 28, 2017
WESTCHESTER, IL – Following the 2016 acquisitions of BookVolume and ValoreBooks, Follett B2B is bringing together best-in-class technology to serve as the ultimate resource for independently managed campus stores. CAMEX 2017 attendees will have an opportunity to learn more about how these businesses together offer a unique collection of sourcing, rental, management, buyback ...

Follett Announces Key Updates to Its Market-Leading Destiny Solution

February 14, 2017
MCHENRY, IL – With the addition of key reporting capabilities and new homepage customization options, Follett’s Destiny 14.5 is giving users a more efficient, streamlined experience from start to finish. The updates encompass the company’s market-leading products for Destiny Library Manager, Destiny Resource Manager, and Destiny Discover. "We’re ...

Follett, VitalSource Integration Promotes One-click Access to 80,000+ Digital Titles

January 18, 2017
WESTCHESTER, IL – 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 nation’s largest campus retailer, and VitalSource®, Ingram Content Group’s educational technology division, are eliminating the ...

Follett Opens New Office in Dubai

January 10, 2017
MCHENRY, IL – Follett today announced it has opened a new office in Dubai, further committing its support of international schools in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Middle East and North Africa (MENA) regions. Specializing in global educational content, technology and services for American International, British International, and International Baccalaureate schools ...

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 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 ...