August 20, 2017

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Collections by Destiny

It is quite possible that your catalog is the most expensive piece of software in your building. Are you leveraging it to its fullest potential? Follett is about to launch an add-on to its Destiny’s 15.0 release that might just make you and your community appreciate your OPAC in a very new way. Collections by […]

David Cully Named President of Baker & Taylor

The worldwide distributor of books, digital content, and entertainment, Baker & Taylor, has new leadership.

SLJ’s Average Book Prices for 2017

The numbers you put to work every year are here—the list of average book prices for 2016 and 2017 to date.

Shannon McClintock Miller Named Spokesperson for Future Ready Librarians and Project Connect

A Library Journal Mover & Shaker looks to further empower librarians.

Follett and Dremel Join Forces to Bring 3-D Printers to Schools

Follett School Solutions has partnered with Dremel to offer its printers to K–12 school districts, in order to both support librarians and promote technology integration in the classroom.

The Follett–BiblioNasium Partnership at Work

Here are what the day-to-day advantages of the June, 2016 move are turning out to be.

VR, Whole Libraries in a Contact Lens: ISTE 2016 Top Takeaways

Nearly 20,000 attendees convened in Denver for a notably robust ISTE 2016. From virtual reality to the new open resources platform Amazon Inspire, SLJ taps the highlights.

Are you future ready?

The Future Ready Librarians initiative launched at ALA and ISTE this week. We heard the buzz at AASL sessions, in the ISTE Librarians Playground, at the ISTELibrarians breakfast, and more importantly, at sessions at both conferences where others outside our little tent could hear the message. The Future Ready Schools (FRS) initiative itself launched at the White […]

Future Ready Schools Announces Project To Recognize School Librarians as Leaders in Learning Transformation

Future Ready Librarians aims to further position librarians as the forerunners in the digital transformation of learning.

Follett Launches New Maker Space Bundles for K–12 Libraries

Designed to make starting a maker space quicker and easier, the pre-packaged supplies are specific to grade levels.

Follett Acquires Baker & Taylor

In a move that creates the world’s largest single distributor of curated content for librarians and educators with $3.6 billion in combined annual sales, Follett Corporation on April 18 announced the acquisition of Baker & Taylor from private equity firm Castle Harlan Partners.

Follett Spearheads Open Content Repository for PreK–12

Follett has unveiled new product integrations with OverDrive and Mackin Educational Resources that make it faster and easier for student and staff to access OverDrive or MackinVIA content once they’re logged in to Destiny.

Nader Qaimari to Lead Follett School Solutions

Nader Qaimari has been promoted to Executive Vice President, Follett Corporation, and General Manager, Follett School Solutions, the company announced today.

Getting to E: The State of the School Ebook Market

School libraries are moving toward ebook adoption; the question is how fast.

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Follett Unveils Lightbox Interface for Pre-K–12

Follett describes its new product as a “fully interactive, multi-dimensional interface for PreK-12 teachers” that “delivers market-leading multimedia content from multiple sources in a single interface available on any device.”

Follett to Offer Classroom Library Sets to Educators

School librarians and teachers can now access classroom library sets through a new partnership between Follett and the Classroom Library Company.

Lee & Low Wins INDIEFAB Award; “Selma for Students” | News Bites

Lee & Low Wins INDIEFAB’s Publisher of the Year Award; Paramount will give a “Selma” DVD to all U.S. high schools; ParentSquare CEO receives Spirit of Entrepreneurship Award; and more industry news.

Maker Librarians Bring It to SXSWEdu 2015

Design thinking and making were top of mind at SXSWEdu, as participants considered the learning potential around these hot topics. In official programming, in the hallways, and over barbecue, librarians were on hand to help advance that conversation.

Follett Forges Ebook Partnership with Carolina Biological Supply

Follett has recently announced an ebook partnership with Carolina Biological Supply, a provider of science lab materials and curricula.

Follett’s New Destiny Resource Manager Helps School Districts Track Assets

K-12 school districts can track their assets, including barcoded textbooks, laptops, whiteboards, tablets, and other equipment, using Destiny Resource Manager from Follett.