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.
Peggy Oakley and Dina Abramson
Our Employees of the Quarter for the First Quarter of Fiscal Year 2003
Peggy Oakley - Peggy Oakley is an invaluable member of the Archives and Information Services team. With more than 30 years of service with the Texas State Library and Archives Commission, Peggy has become an expert in numerous critical administrative functions. As the administrative secretary for ARIS, Peggy manages the division's purchasing activities and has on more than one occasion been instrumental in helping her department procure specialized supplies and equipment. Peggy's organization skills are admirable, and she is always finding ways to streamline her work processes and improve the department's and her own efficiency. In addition, Peggy cheerfully takes on activities that are outside of her normal scope of duties. She served on the safety committee for many years, participated in numerous charitible events, and most recently, assisted her colleagues with large information requests by photocopying and preparing thousands of pages for mailing. Peggy's hard work and helpful attitude have earned her the appreciation and respect of her peers.
Dina Abramson - Dina Abramson provides exceptional customer service to the patrons of the Talking Book Program. As the Disability Information and Referral Center coordinator, Dina consistently goes the extra mile to search out and provide the information that patrons are seeking. Dina is a part-time staff member, and though she receives numerous reference questions on a monthly basis, Dina skillfully manages her time and is able to thoroughly and patiently respond to the requests. In addition to responding to reference questions, Dina produces pathfinders and handouts on the most commonly asked questions. More recently, Dina has represented the Talking Book Program at conferences and workshops. Dina is well-known for being reliable and ever-cheerful, and her joy for the work she does helps to inspire other staff members. Dina has earned the respect of her colleagues and patrons alike.