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.
Stephanie Shunick and Christine McNew
Our Employees of the Quarter for the Third Quarter of Fiscal Year 2002
Stephanie Shunick - Stephanie Shunick has been with the State Library since 1994. She is the reference/archives assistant in the ARIS division and performs her job with diligence and dedication. This is what Stephanie's peers had to stay about her:
* Stephanie is a rare individual who can almost always see the best in any situation. She encourages her coworkers in both their professional and private lives.
* Stephanie shares her knowledge of the ARIS databases she handles with her coworkers and helps find solutions to problems. She has a wealth of experience in various areas of the division and this results in better service to patrons, whether it is personally assisting them at the Reference Desk or in Genealogy, or answering their requests for Confederate Pension Applications and Texas Military Service Records.
* Stephanie is constantly finding ways of improving procedures and is very conscious of saving time and money. She has set up new Excel and Word documents to make our work with the Confederate Pension applications…more streamlined.
* Stephanie is one of the most energetic, hard-working and enthusiastic employees that TSLAC has. On many occasions, she has filled in for employees and never complained.
Stephanie is a valuable member of the TSLAC team and she has earned the respect of TSLAC staff and patrons alike.
Christine McNew - Christine McNew is the youth services consultant in the Library Development (LD) division. She began her tenure with TSLAC 2.5 years ago and hit the ground running. Since 2000, Christine has guided the development of the Texas Reading Club, which includes working closely with the LD Office Services staff to develop reading logs and other materials, as well as coordinating multiple authors of the reading club manual. The Texas Reading Club is a highly visible TSLAC statewide program, and the high quality materials that come out of the program are attributable to Christine hard work (and that of the others she works with on the program). In 2001, Christine spearheaded the Texas Student Achievement study, which has since received national recognition. And recently, she has begun coordinating a statewide effort to update the Standards and Guidelines for School Library Media Centers (in collaboration with the Texas Education Agency). Christine has been instrumental in building cooperation and collaboration between TSLAC, Texas school libraries, the Texas Library Association and the Texas Education Agency.