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.
Venus Booker and Pat Fowler
Our Employees of the Quarter for the Third Quarter of Fiscal Year 2001
Venus Booker began at the Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center in 1998. She is a valuable asset to the agency and brings an energetic approach to her work, especially maintaining and updating the electronic databases. Her good judgment and professional demeanor add to the productivity of the staff and the satisfaction of the clients served by her.
Venus does an extraordinary job with vendors, supply and service requests, and following-up on needed information for building maintenance projects.
Venus never hesitates to lend a hand during exceptionally busy times. In the midst of the ongoing construction project at the Center, she not only attended all of the construction meetings, Venus also volunteered to arrive at 7:00 each morning to open the gates and disarm the security system for the crews. Moreover, during the month of March, Venus personally reboxed and relocated 756 cubic feet of records to provide room for the interior painting crew.
Always giving more than 100% and volunteering her aid when needed, Venus has earned the respect of her coworkers and our patrons.
Pat Fowler has performed at an outstanding level since assuming her position here at TSLAC. She began in 1998, first in Genealogy. During her tenure, she was widely recognized as a responsive and competent leader-both by staff and the genealogy community. She coordinated the acquisition and installation of the much-awaited security system. She also served on a department committee to design a cross-training program for Information Services staff.
After her transfer to Cataloging in 1999, Pat continued to have a strong influence-providing valuable input into the redesign of the genealogy pages for the agency's Web site.
Pat has always cheerfully taken on extra duties and new challenges. Her present position as the Head of Cataloging is a good example. While she considers herself to be a public services librarian, she has gracefully and expertly taken on the challenge of technical services.
Pat is an excellent manager and maintains a positive working environment for her staff. She is patient, warm, and supportive.