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 1st Quarter of Fiscal Year 2020
Judy Perez, Document Imaging Technician, SLRM
Judy began work at the State Records Center on November 1, 2018, in her current position as Imaging Technician and right out of the gate impressed her colleagues with her ability to meet all her deadlines in her complicated duties as well as filling gaps in the workload when other imaging staff were off work. Judy joined the imaging team to help meet the growing demand in the area of document imaging including a multi-year project with the Texas Department of Transportation. According to Imaging Supervisor, Zach Bruton, Judy does the work of five people in one week. She preps, indexes, and quality controls all scanning projects which includes conveyance documents such as deeds, titles, easements and other items related to the conveyance of land to TXDoT for the building of roads and highways throughout Texas. So, you can imagine the volume of this project! Judy can prep two full boxes of documents, index about 50 batches of seven different documents each pulling 24 fields of metadata and then QC that work before exporting and completing it. That qualifies her as an All Star of the Records Center according to Zach who also notes that Judy is always in a good mood and never shies away from any additional tasks asked of her. The agency and the SRC are fortunate to have Judy on our team. Congratulations, Judy!
Jaclyn Owusu, Public Awareness Coordinator, TBP
Since July 1, 2016, Jaclyn Owusu has wowed not just Talking Book Program staff but many in other divisions with her dedication, creativity, energy and talent which she frequently shares in collaboration with other divisions and in support of agency-wide activities. Jaclyn travels the state to spread the word about TBP services to reach the thousands of people who qualify for the program but are unaware of it. Jaclyn attends all types of events and conferences often making presentations or staffing booths to get TBP word out in hopes of reaching potential patrons, their families or their teachers or caregivers. Organized, outgoing, engaging and witty, Jaclyn never flags in her enthusiasm for TBP and its services. When she is not on the road, Jaclyn is busy on many other projects. In response to SB 2075 which mandated TBP reading services be promoted to individuals with dyslexia, Jaclyn created a webpage, flyers and increased outreach to the state’s Educational Service Centers. A year ago, Jaclyn’s tireless planning over many months helped put on a memorable Joint Conference in San Antonio for the Southern and Western Regions of the National Library Service. At the same time, she was working on the annual appreciation event for TBP Studio volunteers. Called a “powerhouse” and “superhero” by her colleagues, Jaclyn often helps them out when she’s in the office assisting with mail, data entry, packet stuffing or last-minute print jobs. And she is no stranger to staff in other divisions. Across the agency, Jaclyn is known for her generosity in participating in agency-wide events such as the Authors Celebration, exhibit openings, and, this past November, presenting at the LEO staff development day. Congratulations, Jaclyn!