MCHENRY, Ill., Sept. 30, 2020 Shannon McClintock Miller knows first-hand the time she and her teacher-librarian peers can spend searching for standards-aligned resources and high-quality content time that could better be spent with students. Created by teachers for teachers, Follett is introducing Follett Tags, unique curriculum tags designed to help teachers and librarians quickly find the best quality educational materials relevant to instruction.
"Follett Tags bring it all together for me when I am searching for new materials and looking at what we already have within our library and classroom collections," said Miller, K-12 district teacher librarian at Van Meter Community School District in Iowa. "With Follett Tags, I love how I can find out what a team of experts have brought together for me when trying to find the perfect fit' or making connections when looking for educationally and reader-relevant materials."
Follett's team of experts apply real-life experience with students as teachers, librarians, and administrators to connect users with exemplary content, technology, and support. Educators can easily find quality titles by exploring a variety of genres, subjects and themes; they, too, can dig deeper and discover materials to support teaching key skills, text structure and writing styles.
Follett Tags make it simple to find titles highlighting social-emotional learning as with Jory John's "The Bad Seed" or human rights issues found in Tanya Lee Stone's "Girl Rising: Changing the World One Girl at a Time." And since every tag is clickable, teachers and librarians can easily discover many more titles tagged with a particular theme, skill or purpose.
"Follett Tags have been such a wonderful new addition to how I search and find the best materials that fit with my students and school community," Miller added. "It's a life saver when collaborating with classroom teachers and administrators too, as we can make the best selections and decisions for our district with Follett Tags."
Miller predicts "Tag Explorer" will be a popular feature as it allows users to explore titles across multiple points of view, providing insight into a variety of subjects, skills and cross-curricular applications.
Follett Tags can be found in Titlewave, which is used by more than 12,000 educators on a daily basis to discover and buy print and digital content to help build curriculum and support learning.
To learn more about Follett Tags, and to sign up for free on Follett Titlewave, visit www.titlewave.com/main/tag_overview.
About Follett's PreK-12 Business
Follett is the largest provider of educational materials and technology solutions to PreK-12 libraries, classrooms, learning centers and school districts in the United States, and a major supplier to educational institutions worldwide. Follett distributes books, reference materials, digital resources, ebooks and audiovisual materials, as well as pre-owned textbooks. Follett also is one of the leading providers of integrated educational technology for the management of physical and digital assets, the tracking, storing and analyzing of academic data, and digital learning environment tools for the classroom focusing on student achievement. Find Follett on Facebook, and follow on Twitter (@FollettLearning).
About Follett Corporation
Follett Corporation is the world's largest single source of books, entertainment products, digital content and multi-media for libraries, schools and retailers. Headquartered in Westchester, Illinois, Follett provides education technology, services and physical and digital content to millions of students at 70,000 schools and more than 2,850 physical and virtual campus stores in North America. Through Baker & Taylor, Follett's reach also extends to the public library and global retail markets.