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Follett Software Company

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1391 Corporate Drive
McHenry, Illinois 60050-7041
United States
Toll free: 800-323-3397
Phone: 815-344-8700
Fax: 815-344-8774
Web site:

Board of Directors

  • Todd Litzsinger -- Chairman, Board of Directors


  • Thomas J. Schenck -- President, Follett Technology Solutions and International Group
  • Simona Rollinson -- President
  • David Zasada -- Vice President, Product Management and Marketing
  • Mike Gedzyk -- Vice President, Services and Operations

Company Ownership

Library automation systems

Follett Software Company offers the following Integrated Library Systems:

  • Destiny (1227 libraries, 17272 facilities in lib-web-cats)
    Public libraries: 227
    Academic libraries: 17
    School libraries: 961
    77 libraries have migrated away from this system.
  • Circulation Plus (272 libraries, 433 facilities in lib-web-cats)
    Public libraries: 233
    Academic libraries: 7
    School libraries: 32
    630 libraries have migrated away from this system.
  • Athena (114 libraries, 144 facilities in lib-web-cats)
    Public libraries: 93
    Academic libraries: 6
    School libraries: 12
    527 libraries have migrated away from this system.
  • Winnebago Spectrum (173 libraries, 209 facilities in lib-web-cats)
    Public libraries: 156
    Academic libraries: 5
    School libraries: 8
    757 libraries have migrated away from this system.
  • InfoCentre (59 libraries, 88 facilities in lib-web-cats)
    Public libraries: 44
    Academic libraries: 5
    School libraries: 9
    155 libraries have migrated away from this system.

A total of 18146 library facilities included in lib-web-cats use an ILS provided by Follett Software Company.

Corporate Chronology

Jan 27, 2014   Todd Litzsinger named chairman of the Board of Directors for Follett Corporation.
Nov 2012   Mary Lee Schneider elected President and Chief Executive Officer of Follett Corporation.
Oct 4, 2010   Follett Software Company acquires X2 Development Corporation.
Aug 26, 2006   Follett acquires TetraData Corporation.
Jul 27, 2006   Follett Software Company acquires library automation division of Sagebrush Corporation.
Jun 0, 2006   Sagebrush spins off Sagebrush Educational Resources as a separate company.
Jun 0, 2006   Follett Corporation acquires Sagebrush Corporation.
Oct 0, 2005   Sagebrush releases InfoCentre.
Jan 1, 2003   Follett Software Company launches Destiny.
Jan 2001   Sagebrush partners with Sirsi for Accent.
Aug 0, 1999   Sagebrush Technologies acquires Winnebago Software Company.
Sep 0, 1998   Sagebrush acquires Nichols Advanced Technologies.
Feb 0, 1998   Sagebrush merges with American Companies.
Jan 1, 1998   Follett releases Windows versions of Circulation Plus, Catalog Plus, and Alliance Plus..
Jan 1, 1998   Thomas J. Schenck named president of Follett Software Company..
Sep 0, 1997   Nichols Advanced Technologies acquires Scribe.
1997   TetraData Corporation Founded.
1997   Follett co-founds Library Systems and Services LLC.
Jan 1, 1994   Sagebrush acquires Catalog Card Company.
Jan 1, 1994   Follett Software Company moves into new headquarters in McHenry, IL.
Jan 1, 1993   Nichols Advanced Technologies announce Windows based Athena.
Jan 1, 1985   Follett Software Company founded.
Jan 1, 1984   Follett acquires Library Software Company.
Jan 1, 1983   Nichols Advanced Technologies founded by Bruce Butler..
Jan 1, 1982   Winnebago Software Company founded by George B. “Jeb” Griffith..
Jan 1, 1964   American Companies, later Econo-clad books and American Bindery, founded by Richard Crawford..

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Follett Software Company News

Friday Nov 28, 2014

All 245 Press Releases from Follett Software Company

10 most recent items:

November 14, 2014. Follett School Solutions’ President Tom Schenck elected to SIIA Education Division’s Board of Directors. Follett School Solutions’ President Tom Schenck has been elected to the Software & Information Industry Association’s (SIIA) Education Division Board of Directors. SIIA is theprincipal trade association for the software and digital industries, responsible for driving the future of edtech policy. <<more>>

October 2, 2014. Empowering Innovation – Fourth Annual Follett Challenge To Launch Monday. The fourth annual Follett Challenge, which will highlight and reward the most innovative K-12 programs that teach 21st century skills to students, launches its 2014-15 contest Monday, Oct. 6. <<more>>

September 19, 2014. Follett names Nader Qaimari Senior VP Content Services and Solutions. Follett announced that Nader Qaimari has been named Senior Vice President of Content Services and Solutions for Follett School Solutions, the leading provider of integrated content and technology solutions to the PreK-12 education space. Succeeding Todd Litzsinger, who was elected Follett Corporation Chairman of the Board in January 2014, Qaimari will oversee Follett's content services and solutions, including publisher relations, textbook and supplemental materials, early childhood, digital products, library collections, and online classroom products. <<more>>

August 1, 2014. Follett’s Destiny Library Manager Named Winner in Ed-Tech Publication’s Readers’ Choice Competition. Three Follett products nominated by K-12 educators and administrators from around the country have earned recognition in the eSchool News’ Readers’ Choice Awards for 2014-15. Follett’s market-leading Destiny Library Manager has been named one of the winning products and services, while Aspen Instructional Management System (IMS) and Follett Shelf each received honorable mention status.Of the 1,300 nominations received, 80 were singled out as either winners or honorable mentions in the competition, among the most prestigious in the education technology industry. <<more>>

July 25, 2014. Houston Independent School District Adopts Follett Technology to Simplify Management of Education Content, Data. Houston Independent School District, the seventh largest K-12 school district in the country, has adopted Follett’s Destiny Library Manager for its new centralized, integrated library management solution. Destiny Library Manager will be implemented later this year throughout the 212,000-student district, which is comprised of 86 certified libraries and 282 campuses. <<more>>

June 24, 2014. McGraw-Hill Professional delivers premier content to K-12 Schools via Follett’s market leading Destiny platform. -McGraw-Hill Professional, a leading global publisher of education and professional content, announced a partnership with Follett to further expand availability of its eBook collection to K-12 school library customers globally. <<more>>

May 16, 2014. Illinois High School Earns Grand Prize in National Education Contest. Belleville West High School, in southern Illinois, has been named the grand prize winner of the third annual Follett Challenge, a competition to identify, reward and promote the most innovative teaching and learning programs. The high school won for its cutting-edge “Community of Readers” program, which challenges students in each grade level to become avid and engaged pleasure readers. <<more>>

May 7, 2014. Follett Names George Gatsis Senior VP/Technology Platforms. George Gatsis has been named senior vice president of technology platforms for Follett School Solutions, the leading provider of integrated content and technology solutions to the PreK-12 education space. Follett empowers school educators and administrators with integrated solutions that combine content discovery, access and delivery with best-in-class management and instructional systems to advance student learning. <<more>>

April 24, 2014. Follett introduces new search interface in Destiny 12.0 Release. Follett this week released Destiny 12.0 with Universal Search, a new search interface that allows students to seamlessly search and access all print and digital content within the Destiny Library Manager platform. Whether reading ebooks or conducting research, students can now access the content they need from one system that offers a consistent, simplified user experience with single sign-on access. <<more>>

April 16, 2014. Follett renews partnership with MetaMetrics to promote reading growth. Follett solidified its ongoing partnership with MetaMetrics, the developer of the Lexile Framework for Reading. This marriage of education-focused content and reading data helps ease educators’ struggles to connect students with age and reading level appropriate books, ebooks and digital resources. <<more>>