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.
Glenn Fonseca and Holly Gordon
Our Employees of the Quarter for the Second Quarter of Fiscal Year 2000
Glenn Fonseca is a half-time circulation clerk at the State Library's Shoal Creek facility where he consistently excels in his responsibilities of filling requested orders of large-print and Braille books for patrons who, because of a visual, physical, or learning disability, are unable to read standard print material. In addition to his regular duties, Fonseca single-handedly arranged a massive recycling program of cardboard waste from a culling and reorganzing project of the Talking Book Program's flexible disc collection. He contacted many recycling companies and was finally successful in making arrangements with an organization that picked up and recycled the cardboard waste (which filled over 36 large mail hampers). Fonseca coordinated volunteers as well as storage and pick-up of the cardboard, and his efforts have greatly aided the community and the agency.
Holly Gordon, a programmer analyst for the agency, is cited for her leadership in the conversion to a new library application for the Library Catalog of Texas State Agencies. Gordon, who started with the State Library in 1992, has been instrumental in the upkeep of the catalog and assisted in the creation of the agency's first integrated library system. As coordinator of the recent application conversion, Gordon developed the contracts, scheduled demonstrations, evaluated the hardware configurations, and prepared final cost figures. Serving also as contact person for the catalog's users, Gordon's excellent customer service skills and her expertise, diligence, and dedication to the project have helped to facilitate a smooth conversion to the new application with minimum disruption to the users of the library catalog.