Library Technology Guides

Current News Service and Archive

December 7, 2022

Follett Follett School Solutions and Access-It Software joining forces. Follett School Solution, the leading provider of K-12 educational technology solutions, announced that it has acquired Access-It Software, the global library management system provider with more than 4,000 customers in over 45 countries. The acquisition brings together two of the most complete and innovative solutions in the school library automation market. [Full Announcement].

November 30, 2022

Follett Follett School Solutions introduces new time-saving features for Titlewave. Titlewave from Follett School Solutions features new customer-driven enhancements, all designed to support librarians and save them valuable time in their evolving role in the school community. Follett Titlewave, which debuted in 1997 as the first K-12 library e-commerce site, is Follett's online collection development and curriculum support tool for school libraries, librarians, and educators with as many as 14,000 unique daily users. [Full Announcement].

October 18, 2022

Follett Follett Aspen Student Information System announces new gradebook integration with Google Classroom. Grading has been made significantly easier for classroom teachers with the announcement of an integration of Follett Aspen Student Information System with Google Classroom. Teachers using Google Classroom can now export their grades conveniently to Follett Aspen SIS. [Full Announcement].

August 11, 2022

Follett Follett, top publishers collaborate to benefit schools, educators, students. Six years after being established, the Premier Partner Program from Follett School Solutions continues to flourish as it gives select publishers a rare opportunity to help build their brand and deliver the best content to schools. [Full Announcement].

July 20, 2022

Follett Follett partner recognized with prestigious Microsoft award. Fujitsu, Follett School Solutions' longtime partner in Canada, this week formally receives the prestigious Microsoft Education Partner of the Year award for 2022. For nearly 10 years, Follett and Fujitsu have partnered to deliver the innovative Aspen Student Information System to provinces and school districts in Canada. Follett is the developer of Follett Aspen SIS, while Fujitsu provides the SaaS implementation and ongoing support services. [Full Announcement].

July 7, 2022

Follett Chris Porter named CEO of Software for Follett School Solutions. Follett School Solutions announced Chris Porter, who brings more than 20 years of experience leading education technology businesses, has been appointed CEO of Follett School Solutions, Software. He succeeds Paul Ilse, who will remain involved with Follett School Solutions as Chairman of the Board of Directors. Porter most recently served as CEO of Apex Learning, where he guided the digital education company through unprecedented growth during his tenure. Previously, he served in executive leadership positions for PowerSchool LLC, Pearson and Apple. [Full Announcement].

April 1, 2022

Follett Statement to Media From Follett School Solutions. We take very seriously the feedback we have received from librarians and industry partners regarding a potential parental control module for Destiny Library Manager. Based on this feedback, Follett will not proceed with any plans to develop this module. [Full Announcement].

February 24, 2022

Follett Follett Destiny Resource Manager enhanced with new 1:1 device user features. Follett School Solutions, which has been partnering with K-12 school districts to manage their assets for more than 15 years, has announced new features and capabilities within its resource management platform Follett Destiny Resource Manager. The enhancements will meet up-to-the-minute user needs, especially in response to the significant increase in 1:1 device users. [Full Announcement].

February 2, 2022

Follett Follett Corporation, the parent of Follett Higher Education, acquired by private investor group. Follett Corporation announced the sale of its corporate entity as well as Follett Higher Education, the company's collegiate retail and Follett ACCESS business, to a group of private investors led by Jefferson River Capital LLC. a private investment company controlled by the James family. [Full Announcement].

January 26, 2022

Follett Kwame Alexander, Follett team Up to launch new Classroom Book Club. Follett School Solutions and Kwame Alexander, one of the country's most acclaimed children's book authors and literacy innovators, are teaming up to unveil a new experiential, student-led classroom book club. The Kwame Alexander Bookfest provides students in grades 3-8 the opportunity to choose their own books and gives teachers the resources to inspire student-led discussions. [Full Announcement].

January 20, 2022

Follett Literati expands into book fair market with acquisition of Follett Book Fairs. Austin, TX - Literati, a book subscription company for readers of all ages, announced the acquisition of Follett Book Fairs. This acquisition will expand Literati's current business model to include Literati Book Fairs, a national book fair program for PK-8 schools across the country. [Full Announcement].

October 26, 2021

Follett Follett School Solutions partners with boclips to add K-12 educational videos to digital classroom library. Follett School Solutions today announced Follett MyDestiny, its one-stop digital classroom library, now features 50,000 safe, vetted K-12 educational videos from leading and trusted content providers. The videos are the result of a new partnership between Follett and boclips, a provider of educationally rich, rights-cleared videos. [Full Announcement].

September 22, 2021

Follett Follett School Solutions exits the book fair business. Follett School Solutions will be exiting the book fair business, a decision prompted by thousands offair cancellations due to the pandemic. FSS is expected to continue delivering book fairs through mid-November of this year. [Full Announcement].

September 16, 2021

Follett Follett Aspen Student Information System partners with MyFlexLearning. Follett School Solutions and Nash Consulting, LLC, announced a partnership to integrate the Follett Aspen Student Information System with Nash Consulting's MyFlexLearning, a flexible scheduling platform. Together, the two systems give schools the benefit of the robust Aspen master scheduler and the ability to provide flexible and personalized daily offerings for students via MyFlexLearning. [Full Announcement].

September 15, 2021

Follett Follett Literacy Program Giveaway Provides Students Chance to Win Video Conference Visit with Author Who Inspired International Dot Day. Children's author Peter H. Reynolds, who is in the spotlight today with the global celebration of International Dot Day, will soon be participating in a live video conference with one lucky classroom, thanks to the Write to Connect program from Follett School Solutions. [Full Announcement].

September 1, 2021

Follett Francisco Partners acquires Follett School Solutions. Follett Corporation announced the sale of Follett School Solutions, the company's K-12 software and content division, to Francisco Partners, a leading technology-focused global investment firm. Follett School Solutions, based in McHenry, Ill., is a longtime trusted educational partner to K-12 schools and districts that provides software and content products, including Follett Destiny, FSS' market-leading library management system with installations in more than 75,000 K-12 schools worldwide. FSS will join Francisco Partners' growing portfolio of K-12 education-focused businesses and technologies, including Renaissance Learning, Discovery Education, Freckle, myON and Mystery Science. [Full Announcement].

August 5, 2021

Follett Follett promotes Linda Semmler to VP of Publisher Relations, Content, and Book Fair Merchandising. Linda Semmler has been promoted to vice president of publisher relations and content & book fair merchandising for Follett School Solutions, the company announced today. With 25 years of experience, Semmler most recently served as vice president of product & merchandising for Book Fairs and eFairs for Follett. [Full Announcement].

May 27, 2021

Follett Start Reading Now Again partners with Follett to help counter Summer Slide, pandemic learning loss. Again this year, nearly 2,750 local young students from predominantly low-income families will be receiving free print books to read over the summer as the result of a continuing charitable effort led by Start Reading Now, a local literacy nonprofit organization, and powered by Follett, an Illinois-based education solutions provider. [Full Announcement].

April 27, 2021

Follett Follett releases new digital classroom library solution. Follett today is releasing Follett MyDestiny, a digital classroom library providing educators and students in grades 3-12 unlimited, around-the-clock access to diverse eBooks, vetted resources, and learning tools with the goal of getting books in the hands of students, building background knowledge, and encouraging independent reading. [Full Announcement].

April 8, 2021

Follett Follett announces flexible, affordable mode of Delivery for eBooks. Follett is introducing a flexible and affordable, short-term eBook solution, ideal for schools seeking a digital counterpart to their classroom novels. The Follett eBooks: 90-Day Assigned-User Access Model, intended to keep students reading anywhere, will help bridge the gap between classroom and remote learning. [Full Announcement].