Our Current Employees of the Quarter
Texas State Library and Archives Commission Employees of the Quarter are nominated by their TSLAC colleagues and are selected by the TSLAC Employee Recognition Committee. Employees of the Quarter are presented with a Certificate of Merit and eight hours administrative leave at the TSLAC Quarterly Awards Ceremony.
Our Employees of the Quarter for the 2nd Quarter of Fiscal Year 2018
Guffie Robinson, Operations Supervisor, TBP, Talking Book Circulation
Guffie wears many hats at the Talking Book Program’s Circulation building and was nominated for his success at managing multiple responsibilities as well as taking on extra tasks including most recently serving on the Staff Development Day Committee, pouring many hours and energy into planning the successful in-service day on March 9.
Guffie started with TSLAC on July 15, 2002 as a Circulation Machine Technician and received many promotions over the years and in 2013 was promoted to Operations Supervisor which means overseeing the special format books and machines moving in and out of the warehouse. Sounds simple but it’s not. Guffie oversees 16 separate tasks to process returned items and 26 to check them back out again – every day. He supervises two team leads and their 11 team members, plus a large number of volunteers that move in and out of the warehouse. He is also the building safety officer and facility manager and works hard on safety and building issues. Guffie has accomplished major renovations and upgrades including electrical and network, updating office space and staff assignments to accommodate changing technologies, and repairs. Guffie is the first to volunteer for any tasks, comes in on weekends to supervise Volunteer Saturdays and maintains CPR certification.
Melanie Saegert, Imaging Operator, SLRM
This is Melanie’s second Employee of the Quarter award having earned the honor in 2015 when she worked in the Circulation section of the Talking Book Program. And both times, the adjectives describing her work and her work habits are pretty much the same – team player, hard worker, quick learner, tenacious, willing to help with any task.
According to Michael Shea, SRC manager, Melanie has improved the quality of the digital scanning operations, distinguished herself in the last quarter by overseeing several scanning projects including the Texas Water Development building plan scanning job as well as working with other operators on the challenging and complicated TXDot project. Without her dedication and expertise, Shea believes that the division would not have felt entirely comfortable accepting the job which he believes will help toward modernizing the Imaging unit. Melanie is an active and valuable participant in that process. And Melanie’s hard work doesn’t stay in Imaging. She volunteers for any and all tasks throughout the SRC including the “bingo” sessions done on the records storage side to test processes and procedures. She also has helped label boxes and pull files for agency requests. Melanie, thank you for your hard work.