Collection Development

Special Collection as Collaboration

The Dr. Muhammad Rizvi Mowjood Memorial Collection at Fawcett Library features books, videos, and recordings centered on Islamic faith, history, and culture. This special collection is supported by an endowment that was started in 1992 by Dr. Mowjood’s family. Working… Read More ›


A Welcoming Environment It’s been a short time since I retired from my job as Teacher Librarian at Petaluma High School, and one might think that I would begin my journey of kicking back and enjoying the sun. I have… Read More ›

How to Reach the Dormant Readers

Dormant vs. Reluctant Readers As with most things Donalyn Miller (a.k.a. The Book Whisperer) writes, I wish I had thought of it. Donalyn Miller prefers the term “dormant” to “reluctant” when discussing kids who don’t or won’t read. “Dormant” reminds… Read More ›