Librarian and Staff Directory
For research assistance during library hours: 714.732.5694
or 714.992.7039, option 5.
For assistance with borrowing items, renewals, fines,
overdues, blocks on student accounts, reserve books: 714.992.7039, option 4.
Library Assistant III, Cataloging
Library Assistant III
Monique Delatte Starkey resides with a parkour calico, a Hemingway tuxedo kitty, and a Starkey in South Side Strong Beach. Her professional development writing includes penning a book for the American Library Association (ALA); co-writing a fashion bibliography for Reference & User Services Quarterly; and editing an ALA publication regarding access for persons with disabilities. She has been active as a presenter for ALA, e.g., participating in poster sessions and panel presentations, and co-leading a half-day Austin preconference for the Young Adult Literature Symposium that included social sharing (#keepYALSAweird). She has authored library grants totaling over $100K, and was featured as a Library Journal Mover and Shaker in the “change agents” category. On weekends, she tries her hand at screenwriting and enjoys performances, vegetarian grub, and leathery vino with BFFs. On weekdays, find her at the reference desk; teaching LIB100; guiding-on-the-siding in one-on-one research consultations; representing the library on committees; teaching library instruction sessions; advocating for colleagues and students with United Faculty; and collaborating with colleagues to run library operations in her role as the acquisitions librarian.
After 9 years as the children’s librarian at a K-6 school, Betsy finally matriculated to Fullerton College Library in 2006. Free time is spent as caretaker to a variety of critters and in introducing anyone who will listen to the virtues of America’s Majestic Marvelous Misunderstood Marsupial, the Virginia Opossum.
Lugene Rosen is a California native with deep roots in Orange County. She has an MA in literature, an MFA in creative writing, and an MLIS (Master of Library and Information Science). With over twenty years of English instruction experience for the Coast Community College District as well as being an instruction and reference librarian, she is happy to be on Team Hornet. Lugene is an active scholar in the field of popular culture, and her current pop culture focus is the television show Supernatural. Not surprisingly, she is an avid reader who devours books.
Reference and Student Programming
Valentin “Val” Macias begins his story by having developed a reputation as a curious trivia enthusiast since his early days of elementary school in Southern California—which led him through the rabbit hole that circled around the globe a few times, which finally led him to his role as the reference and student programming librarian here at Fullerton College in 2016. Some of the events that transpired while on the journey include: doing library school at the University of Alabama (2012-2014, Roll Tide!); being an adjunct librarian at Moreno Valley College (late 2015-2016) and at the Westwood College Inland Empire Campus library as its campus librarian before its permanent closure (early 2016). He also tried his hand at teaching ESL in South Korea over the course of twelve years. Finally feeling at home at FC, Val organizes and promotes library programs throughout the year by partnering with various academic departments. He also gives library instruction sessions, does PR work on behalf of the library, points students in the right direction in their research, and has many answers to many questions at the reference desk. Having once been a California community college student himself, Val has a soft spot for community college students, and is super-convinced that various tools of academic success live in the library and hopes to persuade many FC students to exploit the library so they can move closer to accomplishing their academic goals.
Tim Ream grew up in Santa Ana and attended UCLA, earning a bachelor’s degree in Political Science. He later earned a master’s degree in Library and Information Science from San Jose State University. Tim has worked as an adjunct and full-time faculty member at Irvine Valley College, Charles R. Drew University and LA Southwest College. Before becoming a librarian Tim worked in IT, and remains focused on how technology can support and enhance the mission of libraries.