Previous 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.
Paula A. Ruiz and Catherine Brush
Our Employees of the Quarter for the Fourth Quarter of Fiscal Year 2000
Paula A. Ruiz, circulation assistant supervisor, is cited for her high quality of work in her daily duties of receiving and filling book orders for patrons. Ruiz' dedication to customer service recently aided the program tremendously, as the Talking Book Program experienced several workflow shifts due to staff vacancies. Ruiz quickly learned new tasks and volunteered to work overtime to ensure a continued high level of customer service. Ruiz' coworkers marvel at her speed and accuracy when completing tasks and can count on her to "get the job done."
Texas Documents Librarian Catherine Brush assumes primary responsibility for a collection of more than 200,000 items, in addition to fulfilling reference requests from the public. As described by her peers, Brush has an "uncanny ability to analyze a question, cut through the frills, find the answer, and get the request filled." In the past three months, she has accurately and quickly responded to more than 800 email requests. Brush serves on an agencywide Web Team and represents the agency on the State Agency Council to the Governor's Commission for Women.