140-year-old education company aligns content, technology,
services to drive student success
MCHENRY, Ill., June 25, 2013 – As the leader in the PreK-12 education space, Follett’s products and services help improve learning for 35 million students in 147 countries. To better serve educators with a full range of solutions that drive efficiency as well as student success, Follett is re-aligning its businesses to provide one point of contact for administrators, IT professionals, librarians, curriculum coordinators and teachers.
“By bringing our previously individual businesses and offerings together, we are better able to offer educators with a full range of physical and digital content, technology and service solutions that meet their needs,” said Tom Schenck, president and COO, Follett School Solutions.
In recent years, Follett’s individual businesses have been introducing more and more products and services to support educators working to transform schools into dynamic, collaborative learning environments. The business realignment will provide educators with visibility and access to Follett’s entire range of PreK-12 solutions through a single point of contact.
“With the increasing shift to digital resources in K12 education, Follett delivers integrated solutions that simplify how educators provide targeted resources the moment a student need is identified,” Schenck added. “Student performance can easily be tracked, while students are able to access educational content 24/7 on any device. That’s powerful!”
Effective this school year, the following Follett businesses have become one PreK-12 business, called Follett School Solutions: Follett Educational Services (buying and selling pre-owned textbooks and classroom resources); Follett Library Resources (connecting librarians with 12 million print and electronic titles through Titlewave); Follett Software Company (offering library and asset management software, as well as a student information and learning management system); and Follett International, (selling Follett’s Pre-K12 products and services overseas).
To provide a smooth transition for customers, the previous company phone numbers and websites remain live as Follett designs a new portal for a unified customer experience. At conferences and events, Follett will now showcase all PreK-12 solutions in one unified space.
For more information on Follett, visit www.Follett.com.
About Follett’s K-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.
Since 1873, Follett has served as the trusted partner in education for students and educators at all levels of learning. Today Follett delivers physical and digital learning materials, retail services, and school content and management systems to more than 70,000 early childhood, primary and secondary schools, and on more than 1,000 college campuses. Headquartered in River Grove, Illinois, Follett is a $2.7 billion privately held company.
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For more information, contact:
Thompson Drake Public Relations Follett
Doug Thompson Britten Follett
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