McHenry, IL -- November 30, 2022. Celebrating its 25th anniversary, Titlewave from Follett School Solutions features new customer-driven enhancements, all designed to support librarians and save them valuable time in their evolving role in the school community. Follett Titlewave, which debuted in 1997 as the first K-12 library e-commerce site, is Follett's online collection development and curriculum support tool for school libraries, librarians, and educators with as many as 14,000 unique daily users.
The new features now enable librarians to find favorably reviewed books more easily while offering additional help to ensure materials are relevant to support learning. The new, personalized "Best of Titlewave" feature brings the power of the site's "Advanced Search" — its most popular feature since its debut — to everyday searching for customers. They can set their "Best of Titlewave" preferences to reflect project work or collection development policies required by their districts.
Additional new time-saving Titlewave features will help customers to easily:
- Find and match books by age and grade range to support students' needs;
- Discover books reviewed by their preferred trusted sources — such as Kirkus, School Library Journal, Publishers Weekly and Booklist; and
- Review selections at order time to ensure all books meet the school community's needs and requirements
One longtime Titlewave user says the new features "are nothing short of amazing," and is grateful Follett is intently listening to the needs of librarians.
"I appreciate having access to all available full-text reviews, awards, and collection recommendations," said Tiffany Braunel, 6-8 Library Media Director at John Muir Middle School in Wausau, Wisc. "The new review summary feature at the top allows me to see the professional reviews and recommendations quickly and easily for each title. These updates are saving librarians hours of valuable time."
Braunel added she also is impressed with the new "Order Review" feature. "What a quick and easy way to verify that what I'm about to order will meet my needs," she said. "These are meaningful updates that will truly make a positive impact on our daily lives and the work that we do."
Britten Follett, CEO of the content business for Follett School Solutions, said the Titlewave team listened deeply to input from our customers and specifically designed these new features to solve the ever-changing challenges educators face today.
"These enhancements, in addition to all the other educationally focused tools and information available, affirm Titlewave continues to be the leading content curation and ecommerce platform for K-12 educators," Follett said.
In another effort to support customers, Follett employee Seth Gumble, who remains at the helm of the e-commerce platform 25 years after creating it, debuted a webinar series this year designed to help educators harness the full power of Titlewave. Each webinar offers customers an opportunity to dive deeper into the tool, discover features they may not have used before, and ask Gumble questions about what's coming next in Titlewave.
"Customers will love hearing from ‘Father Titlewave' himself and leave with tools to do their jobs better tomorrow," Follett said. "I'm so excited about these new webinars!"
For more information about Titlewave, visit www.titlewave.com.
About Follett School Solutions
Follett School Solutions is the largest provider of educational materials and technology solutions to K-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. It 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).