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Newton-Conover Schools Adopt Follett Destiny Library Manager


Newton, NC, January 18th, 2016 – Newton-Conover City Schools has chosen Follett Destiny Library Manager to manage its media center and library resources to help make its schools more efficient and effective at supporting active student learning.

The leading library management software for PreK-12 schools and districts, Follett Destiny Library Manager provides students and teachers with convenient single sign-on access to multiple resources from anywhere in the school district and from home on any web-connected device, including tables and smartphones.

Newton-Conover City Schools believes Follett Destiny Library Manager is a cost-effective solution that will provide our students and staff with universal, cloud-based access to digital resources, as well as making it much simpler to search the variety of texts and materials available for checkout by students and staff.  Beyond this, Follett Destiny also affords Newton-Conover Schools the ability to conduct inter-library loans between schools, if a specific school does not have a book or resource that a student is looking for.

“Utilizing Follett Destiny, our students and teachers can now seamlessly search and access all print and digital content from just one location with a single sign-on through the Destiny portal,” said James Frye, Newton-Conover spokesman. “That includes all of our district’s library resources, such as eBooks, digital databases, and content-rich and safe websites.  We could not be more pleased.”

In use at more than 50,000 preK-12 schools nationwide, Follett Destiny Library Manager went live at the beginning of January.


About Follett’s PreK-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.


Media Contact
James Frye
Instructional Technology Facilitator and Public Information Officer
jamie.frye (at) n-ccs (dot) org

About James Frye

James Frye (@mrjamesfrye) serves as Instructional Technology Facilitator and Public Information Officer for Newton-Conover City Schools. Formerly, he was an English and Journalism Teacher at Newton-Conover High School and a Blended/Virtual English Teacher. He is a NC Teaching Fellow and studied education abroad at the Hochschule Magdeburg-Stendal in Germany. James holds a Post-Masters Certificate in Educational Leadership & Cultural Foundations from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, a M.A. in Curriculum & Instruction with a Graduate Certificate in Educational Technology from Michigan State University, and a B.A. in English/Education from Lenoir-Rhyne University, where he serves as an Adjunct Professor. He is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in Educational Leadership, Policy, and Law with The University of Kentucky. In addition to modeling technological and leadership innovation and leading various professional learning, Jamie also serves statewide on the NC Digital Learning Initiative Advisory Board/Home Base Design Team, the NC Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development’s Board of Directors, the #NCed Leadership Team, and is co-founder of Edcamp WNC. He is a member of the NC Digital Leadership Coaches’ Network, and was named an international Emerging Leader by ASCD in 2015. He resides in Hickory with his wife and their baby girl.

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