Wednesday, June 06, 2012

In Loving Memory of Jackie Faust-Moreno

The City of Arcadia is saddened to announce the sudden death of Jackie Faust-Moreno, the Director of Library & Museum Services.

Jackie was a graduate of Hollywood High School and majored in Theater Arts at Los Angeles City College and UCLA. She received her Master of Library Science degree from USC and began her career as a librarian at USC.

In 1984, she began her career with the Arcadia Public Library, first as a Reference Librarian, then as a supervisor of Cataloging and Information Services. In 2001 she became the Library Services Manager for Materials and Information Management where she oversaw a variety of technology upgrades, including the recent migration to a new open-source Library catalog using Koha. Her passion for theater arts was always with her and her dream of a Foreign Film program was realized over four years ago.  In June 2011, she became the Library and Museum Services Director.

Jackie’s passions included show tunes and movies and she had a soft spot for helping adolescents.. She was always concerned that middle school students and teens were misunderstood and overlooked and wanted to have a place at the Library where they would feel just as welcomed as everyone else. This past year she opened up the Auditorium in the afternoons for the high school students to have a place to socialize. She also expanded the teen area and was in the process of creating a middle school area in the Jerry Broadwell Children’s Room. Her enthusiasm was inspiring to staff and she will truly be missed.

Jackie is survived by her husband Dave, two daughters and a granddaughter. At this time, there are no services pending.

The family requests donations, in lieu of flowers, be made to:
Hollywood High Alumnae Association
in memory of Jackie (Gillett) Faust-Moreno Scholarship Fund
C/O Shirley Norby
3852 Eureka Dr.
Studio City, CA 91604

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