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November 9, 2017

(Follett) 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.

October 23, 2017

(Follett) The 2018 Follett Challenge, open for entries through Dec. 15, will reward $200,000 in products and services from Follett to schools/districts with innovative educational programs that teach 21st-century skills to students. All public and private K-12 schools/districts in the U.S., Canada, and Australia are eligible to apply.

October 21, 2017

(Follett) Follett is being honored by the Illinois School Library Media Association with the organization’s 2017 Pillar Award. Follett will receive the honor Friday Oct. 20, 2017 at ISLMA’s Awards Dinner Banquet in Springfield, Ill., which caps the association’s three-day 2017 conference.

October 2, 2017

(Follett) Follett 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 the 2017-18 school year on a regional basis, and then will expand throughout the country the following year. Librarians familiar with Follett have been eager to get their schools signed up.

September 19, 2017

(Follett) 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. The PreK-12 district implemented Aspen in time for the beginning of the 2017-18 school year.

September 14, 2017

(Follett) Follett 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.

September 13, 2017

(Follett) In the wake of the considerable damage suffered by Texas K-12 school libraries and archives from Hurricane Harvey, Follett has established a donation program with a preliminary goal of $15,00

July 27, 2017

(Follett) Following a lengthy search process, Chicago Public Schools has selected Follett Aspen for its new student information system. CPS intends to transition to Aspen in 2019.

July 21, 2017

(Follett) Designed to provide customers with real-time insights into how their educational resources are being managed, Follett 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 administrators and educators to explore data from both platforms, including student patron records, and to discover trends and exceptions that are displayed into easy-to-understand graphs and charts.

July 1, 2017

(Follett) 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 the resources that provide more learning opportunities and practice content for fast delivery into the classroom.

June 22, 2017

(Follett) Future Ready Librarians (FRL), formed by Future Ready Schools (FRS) a year ago, announced today a micro-credential for librarians—“Empowering Students as Creators”— has been developed and will be piloted by five U.S. school districts in the fall. As with FRL, the development of the micro-credential is a joint partnership between Follett’s Project Connect, the Alliance for Excellent Education, and Digital Promise.

June 21, 2017

(Follett) Follett Corporation today provided the following statement in response to a lawsuit filed by a group of publishers comprised of Cengage Learning, McGraw-Hill and Pearson Education:

June 19, 2017

(Follett) Follett announced it is intensifying its support of K-12 school libraries and librarians by partnering with EveryLibrary, a Chicago-based political action committee dedicated to advocating for libraries and librarians at the state level. The Follett-EveryLibrary partnership will initially focus its work with school library associations in six states: Illinois, Washington, Pennsylvania, Nevada, Florida, and Mississippi.

May 17, 2017

(Follett) Follett 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 which can now be found as enhanced metadata tags within Titlewave, Follett’s powerful collection development and curriculum support tool.

May 2, 2017

(Follett) Baker & Taylor, the premier worldwide distributor of books, digital content and entertainment products, and collectionHQ, the world’s leading collection performance improvement solution have today announced a new joint initiative with Better World Books.

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