Opening a new school library or media center is a time-consuming process that involves a number of complex tasks. Follett Library Resources offers you a level of new school services unmatched by any other supplier. Year after year, Follett opens more new school libraries than all the other suppliers combined. As you can see when you read through this information, we have the expertise to assist you in developing and opening your new school library.
Throughout your new school experience, youll find a team of professionals at your fingertips and an Account Manager at your door – whenever you need them!
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Our New School Guarantee
We are the only company that offers you a New School Guarantee. Its your assurance that at least 95% of your shipment of books will arrive on-time – or youll receive your order at no charge!
To take advantage of this guarantee, just follow these three simple requirements:
Develop your order on www.titlewave.com and/or with the assistance of our Free Order Typing Service.
When you place your order, indicate a "Do Not Exceed" dollar amount on your purchase order and then over order by 10%.
Have your local Account Manager determine your "Worry-Free" New School Guarantee order due date.Then, just send your order (authorized purchase order and complete title list) to our McHenry, Illinois, office by that date.
Planning For Your New School
Heres an overview of the steps that are involved in preparing for a new school librarys opening day.Your local Account Manager can assist you in determining which ones apply to you.Then, working backwards from your new school librarys opening day, your local Account Manager will help you develop your new school library timeline.
Meet with your local Account Manager to determine your goals, establish your budget, and identify your needs.
Create criteria for your preliminary list and send to Follett Library Resources.
Provide cataloging/processing specifications to Follett Library Resources.
Receive your preliminary list and Dewey Breakdown Chart and review this information with your local Account Manager and other appropriate personnel at your new school.
Make any necessary modifications to your list.
Receive and approve your sample processed books and an overview of your cataloging/processing specifications.
Finalize your list and send your order to Follett Library Resources.
Receive your True Dewey order on your delivery date and import your MARC records.
Your opening day collection is ready to be quickly and easily unpacked and shelved.
Once these steps are completed, youre ready to greet your students at your new school library!
Receiving, Unpacking, and Shelving Your Opening Day Collection
Our enormous inventory and processing capacity allow us to ship the maximum number of titles youve ordered in the minimum amount of time, and our success is unmatched.
When your True Dewey order is ready to ship, your New School/Large Order Coordinator will contact you with the delivery date, carrier, and all other applicable information.
We recommend that you choose to receive your MARC Records online via TITLEWAVE. When your order ships, youll receive a notice that these records are ready to be retrieved.This means you can access them even before your shipment arrives.
Once you retrieve your MARC records, we recommend you run a TitleWise® Online Collection Analysis on your opening day collection so you have an overview of the make-up of your new school library collection.You can use this analysis as a starting point to determine what additional books and audiovisual materials youll need.
We can help you with more than just your new school library. Follett Library Resources has the book and/or audiovisual titles you need for individual classroom libraries, classroom sets of specific titles, Fountas & Pinnell Guided Reading and other leveled reading programs, most major textbook bibliographies, and much more. We also offer quantity discounts on select dictionaries and thesauri from Merriam-Webster and American Heritage as well as an excellent selection of teachers guides and resources. Plus, our classroom label helps you keep track of books that are housed outside your school library.