As part of our effort to make sure you know who the staff here at the Texas State Library are, we would like to periodically highlight staff members that you may at some point come in contact with! For our first staff highlight of 2019, I interviewed Meisa Parkinson, Administrative Assistant to the Library Development and Networking Division (LDN).
What are your job responsibilities in LDN? I am the Administrative Assistant to the LDN division. You may wonder who sends out those TexShare cards you order, that would be me! I also handle all day to day tasks and provide all travel assistance to my division.
What project have you been the most proud of during your time at TSLAC? Although I have only had the pleasure of being here at TSLAC for 6 months, I have assisted with so many various projects. My proudest project would be assisting with the Texas Authors Celebration hosted by the Texas Center for the Book, Texas State Library and Archives Commission, Texas Book Festival and Writers’ League of Texas at our agency. Being able to meet Ms. Guadalupe García McCall, the 2018 Texas’ Great Read author and author of “Shame the Stars”, was a true pleasure and honor. Being able to learn more about Texas history and to see how the information provided here at TSLAC is able to reach and assist so many patrons across the state has been inspiring.
What was the last book your read/movie you watched/podcast or song you listened to that you enjoyed? The last book I read was “Shame the Stars” and I truly enjoyed the love, history, and battle of equality/freedom synopsis the book contained.
What is something about you that people don’t know? Something about me that people don’t know is that I moonlight as an Income Tax Preparer.