Britten Follett

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 Britten Follett
 
Vice President, Marketing Follett Corporation, McHenry, IL

What services & products does your company provide?
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 library and classroom focusing on student achievement.

Every day, Follett serves over half of the students in the United States, and works with 70,000 schools as a leading provider of the resources that help students succeed.

What trends do you see in the library market?
As more and more schools undergo a digital transformation, school libraries need bold leadership. In order to succeed in college and career, school libraries will need to teach students digital literacy, modern research techniques, and cutting-edge skills that apply across all subjects, curriculum, and physical boundaries.

Today's students need strong leaders who understand the importance of transforming libraries into vibrant hubs of active digital learning, and therefore, new types of training for librarians will begin to emerge. Strong, future-ready libraries will be what our students need and what schools will strive to provide. This requires the expertise of dynamic librarians, who can make the difference in a district's future success.

What motivates you to be a member of TLA?
Like TLA, Follett is committed to the success of librarians and school libraries. With a long and rich history, Follett is dedicated to library advocacy and building relationships with librarians in the state through our sponsorship of Future Ready Schools and Future Ready Librarians. Additionally, we have expanded Follett Book Fairs into Texas to support student reading and literacy. Follett consistently relies upon input from working librarians and consortiums, such as the Region 11 Education Service Center in Texas, to improve Destiny Library Manager and to ensure libraries and librarians have the tools they need to operate efficiently.

 

 

 

 

Created on Mar 10, 2015 | Last updated August 21, 2018