12 TSLAC Staff Members Recognized by Peers

Austin, TX | April 28, 2014

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Kate Miles EOQ

Kate Reagor (left) of the Library Development and Networking Division and Stephen "Miles" Lewis (right) of the Talking Book Program.



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Employees of the Quarter are nominated by their agency colleagues, selected by the agency Employee Recognition Committee, and then presented with a Certificate of Merit.

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Twelve staff members of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission were recognized recently by their peers inside and outside the agency.

The agency has announced its two Employees of the Quarter for the second quarter of FY2014: Kate Reagor, Administrative Assistant in the Library Development and Networking Division (LDN), and Stephen “Miles” Lewis, Audio Production Services Administrator in the Talking Book Program (TBP).

Reagor was cited for her ever-cheerful and positive attitude in providing support to and improving workflow processes within LDN’s statewide library programs, which include TexShare, interlibrary loan, and competitive library grants. Her daily duties affect many constituents across the state and help establish a positive image with the agency’s customers.

Lewis was cited for leading TBP’s Volunteer Recording Studio and Audio Operations unit. TBP is a branch of the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS) at the Library of Congress. When NLS began plans to transition its cassette recordings to digital format, Lewis led the agency’s participation in this effort, creating new policies and procedures, and helping TBP staff and volunteers transition smoothly. He’s also a recognized authority on recording within the NLS network.

Employees of the Quarter are nominated by their agency colleagues, selected by the agency Employee Recognition Committee, and then presented with a Certificate of Merit and eight hours administrative leave at a quarterly awards ceremony (photos of a past ceremony). For current and past honorees visit: www.tsl.texas.gov/news/eoq.html

Outside the agency, the Society of American Archivists has recognized ten TSLAC employees as recipients of the Digital Archives Specialist certificate. After completing required coursework and passing a comprehensive examination, certificate holders have the skills to understand the nature of electronic records, and define requirements, roles, and responsibilities related to digital archives, among other competencies.

The ten employees stem from two agency divisions. From the Archives and Information Services Division they are: Tony Black, Rebecca Romanchuk, Laura Saegert, Jessica Tucker, and Tonia Wood. From the State and Local Records Management Division they are: Sarah Jacobson, Angela Ossar, Nanette Pfiester, Erica Wilson, and Bonnie Zuber.


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