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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
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Company Ownership

Library automation systems

Follett offers the following Integrated Library Systems:

  • Destiny (1257 libraries, 17430 facilities in
    Public libraries: 235
    Academic libraries: 17
    School libraries: 983
    118 libraries have migrated away from this system.
  • Circulation Plus (234 libraries, 394 facilities in
    Public libraries: 194
    Academic libraries: 8
    School libraries: 32
    677 libraries have migrated away from this system.
  • Athena (94 libraries, 124 facilities in
    Public libraries: 74
    Academic libraries: 5
    School libraries: 12
    564 libraries have migrated away from this system.
  • Winnebago Spectrum (132 libraries, 165 facilities in
    Public libraries: 116
    Academic libraries: 4
    School libraries: 8
    809 libraries have migrated away from this system.
  • InfoCentre (44 libraries, 70 facilities in
    Public libraries: 31
    Academic libraries: 4
    School libraries: 8
    185 libraries have migrated away from this system.

A total of 18183 library facilities included in use an ILS provided by Follett.

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 News

Wednesday Feb 10, 2016

All 277 Press Releases from Follett

10 most recent items:

February 4, 2016. Follett partners with Cengage Learning to sell career and technical education solutions. To help give students in grades 9 through 12 the chance to get a head start on preparing for college and careers, Follett is partnering with Cengage Learning to offer more than 1,700 of Cengage Learning’s CTE titles, focusing on Business Education, Computing and STEM. <<more>>

January 29, 2016. Follett’s Nader Qaimari named to EdNET 2016 Industry Advisory Board. Nader Qaimari, who leads Follett’s preK-12 business, Follett School Solutions, has been named to the EdNET 2016 Industry Advisory Board, a panel of industry executives who advise on the programming and formatting for the education industry's networking and thought leadership event. <<more>>

January 19, 2016. Follett names new Senior VP of Sales and Customer Service. Follett has announced the hiring of David Schroeter as its new Senior Vice President of Sales and Customer Service. Schroeter joins Follett after spending the past 12 years with Gale, a part of Cengage Learning. He most recently served Gale as Senior Vice President of Sales. <<more>>

December 14, 2015. Follett supports Future Ready Schools initiative on behalf of Project Connect. Follett joined a strong educational coalition of national partner and regional organizations, and major corporations, by supporting Future Ready Schools, an initiative developed by the U.S. Department of Education to maximize digital learning opportunities and help school districts move quickly toward preparing students for career success.The announcement was made Dec. 10 by the Alliance for Excellent Education at a White House event, which featured the release of the National Education Technology Plan. Further, it was announced that more than 2,000 school district leaders, representing 16 million students, have taken the Future Ready District Pledge to personalize learning for students using effective digital learning strategies. <<more>>

December 1, 2015. Follett Aspen IMS named Readers Choice Top Product by District Administration readers. Follett Aspen Instructional Management System has been recognized for making a positive difference in education by K12 leaders who named it to District Administration magazine’s Readers’ Choice Top Products for 2015 <<more>>

November 19, 2015. Follett, New Dimension Media announce partnership. Follett and New Dimension Media announced a partnership for Follett to exclusively distribute NDM's CCC! Streaming Media to K-12 schools across the United States and Canada. CCC! Streaming Media's comprehensive video collection is licensed for use in the classroom and provides essential tools to embed video into the curriculum including teacher support material, student connection activities and assessments. <<more>>

November 18, 2015. New Follett Top 50 Books list gives educators valuable insight into what students are reading. Follett has launched Students’ Choice, a monthly list developed by compiling regularly generated, real-circulation statistics straight from school libraries. Unlike other lists, the information compiled through Follett Destiny Library Manager provides educators with regularly updated and reliable year-long trends based on what students are checking out of their school libraries. <<more>>

November 10, 2015. Follett announces Follett Community where educators are talking, connecting, collaborating. When K-12 educators have questions, more and more are turning to Follett Community for answers. An online gathering place where teachers, administrators and librarians can share knowledge and engage in discussions on a wide range of topics, Follett Community provides members a space to share ideas, solutions, and collaborate with other K-12 learning professionals. <<more>>

November 2, 2015. Follett Integrates with eBook providers to create open content repository for PreK-12 districts. Follett continues to expand its market-leading Destiny solution to be an open agnostic discovery tool for print and digital content that supports PreK-12 classroom and curriculum needs. Another major step in that direction was announced today when Follett unveiled new product integrations with OverDrive and Mackin Educational Resources. <<more>>

November 2, 2015. Follett is new, exclusive distributor for International Baccalaureate materials, merchandise worldwide. Follett School Solutions is the new, exclusive worldwide distributor for International Baccalaureate publishing products, formerly available at the IB’s online store. <<more>>