WESTCHESTER, IL, Dec 29, 2014 – The Chicago Public Library Foundation elected Mary Lee Schneider, President and CEO of Follett Corporation, to join its Board of Directors during its November board meeting. Ms. Schneider was one of three new appointments to the Board.
"We are very pleased to have Mary Lee Schneider join us," said Robert A. Wislow, Chair of the Chicago Public Foundation's Board. "Ms. Schneider's demonstrated business leadership, experience and expertise in the publishing and educational services sectors is very valuable to us as is Follett's reputation for building and managing best-in-class library programs for schools across the country."
"This position is an opportunity to give back to the Chicago community that has been home to Follett for more than 140 years," explained Mary Lee Schneider. "The foundation's mission – supporting free and open access to knowledge and learning – is a cause I'm personally and professionally passionate about, and I'm honored to be elected." Mary Lee Schneider was elected as Chief Operating Officer and President of Follett Corporation in November 2012. She joined Follett after serving as RR Donnelley's President, Digital Solutions and Chief Technology Officer. She also served on Follett's Board of Directors for 11 years. Ms. Schneider started her career in publishing in New York working for McGraw Hill and Time Inc. She has a B.A. from Penn State University, an M.S. from the Rochester Institute of Technology, and an MBA and an M.S. from Northwestern University.
About Follett Corporation
For more than 140 years, Follett has been a trusted partner to pre-K and K-12 schools, districts, and college campuses, taking care of the critical details that make it easier for schools to run, teachers to teach and students to learn. Every day, Follett serves over half of the students in the United States, and works with 70,000 schools as a leading provider of education technology, services and print and digital content. Follett is higher education's largest campus retailer and a hub for school spirit and community, operating 940 local campus stores and 1,300 virtual stores across the continent. Headquartered in Westchester, Illinois, Follett is a $2.6 billion privately held company.
About Follett's Library Services
Follett Corporation is a leader in providing K-12 schools with library content, services and management systems. More schools and districts use Follett's Destiny software platform for managing library resources than any other library management system in the K-12 space. For more information on Destiny Library Manager or any of Follett's PreK-12 solutions, visit www.FollettLearning.com.
About the Chicago Library Foundation
The Chicago Public Library Foundation supports collection development, programs and technology initiatives that connect library users to their community and to the world and ensure that all Chicagoans have the freedom to read, to learn and to discover at the Chicago Public Library.