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.
Jennifer Peters and Hannah Farmer
Our Employees of the Quarter for the Third Quarter of Fiscal Year 2011
JENNIFER PETERS – Grants Administrator, Library Development and Networking Division. Nominated by her division director for her distinguished service over the two years that she has been an agency employee, Jennifer Peters is described as dynamic, professional, reliable, and a “powerhouse of productivity.” A wonderful role model for her colleagues and the agency. Jennifer is in great demand as a presenter and leader across the state whether it is to co-chair the agency’s 2011 State Employee Charitable Campaign, provide workshops on grant writing and grant management to librarians at conferences, or conduct webinars, podcasts and face-to-face workshops across the state. I’m told that Jennifer’s grant-related training in the two years she has been with the agency is probably close to a record. She has trained over 400 library staff on the basics of grant writing and is positively “evangelical” in her promotion of our grant programs around the state. Additionally, Jennifer has a great sense of humor, is pleasant to work with and is a team player who is always ready to help anyone in need. She truly cares about what she does and it shows in her performance on a daily basis. Congratulations, Jennifer!
HANNAH FARMER - Library Assistant, Archives and Information Services Division. Since she joined the agency one year ago, Hannah has not stopped impressing patrons and co-workers with her work ethic and skill. In addition to completing assignments on time, Hannah’s work is thorough, accurate and done in an efficient and productive manner, according to her supervisor. Hannah was specifically nominated for Employee of the Quarter for her stellar work as team leader on a project characterized by a co-worker as “humongous” and known as the Texas Documents Retrospective Project. This involved a review of 402 linear feet of publications produced by Texas state agencies, received by TSLAC and awaiting cataloging. These older publications represented years of accumulated donations that needed to be organized and cross-checked against the existing collection. The goal was to prepare the items for a smooth and eventual transition to Cataloging. Under Hannah’s leadership and initiative in developing and testing procedures for the project and training the staff, the project was kept on schedule. At the same time, Hannah’s positive attitude kept staff motivated and their spirits high. Hannah’s initiative and helpfulness in this project and in her daily work make her a great asset to the agency. Congratulations, Hannah!