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.
Reymund Paramo and Myra Zatopek
Our Employees of the Quarter for the First Quarter of Fiscal Year 2007
Reymund Paramo - He lets no grass grow under his feet. Like the Pony Express riders of over a century ago, he is always on the move. Along with many other duties, Reymund is responsible for making sure the mail gets where it needs to go, fast. He is conscientious about mail delivery, receiving supplies and products and distributing them within the building. His record-keeping is meticulous and accurate. And it is common knowledge that when you need help with something, you can always count on Reymund to help. "Reymund is a fantastic employee. He is affable and available and always looking to lend a hand to his fellow employees," according to a colleague. "Reymund is also a pleasure to talk with but is quick to cut a conversation short when there is work to be done." Reymund works closely with Purchasing staff to ensure that all merchandise received by the agency is correct and undamaged. "Reymund goes above and beyond to ensure he meets his customers' needs," another employee said. "He is quick to step up and always willing to help."
Myra Zatopek - Very few libraries have enough money or the resources to serve all populations. Enter Myra Zatopek. In five years here, Myra has contributed to the betterment of Texas libraries and their constituents in many ways. Libraries learn from Myra funding opportunities, continuing ed services and guidance in providing Spanish language services. "Myra has worked diligently to improve services to librarians around Texas. Her work in the area of grants keeps library staff informed of opportunities that can help them grow their libraries. She also plans dynamic, timely workshops," said a colleague in describing Myra. When hurricanes hit in 2005, Myra moved Texas Responds grants to the top of her To Do list. Her work enabled the agency to extend federal fund use to provide grants to evacuees. Myra writes the LD online newsletter, attends conferences to further her effectiveness, plans videoconferences and creates online courses. She is currently at work planning 20 workshops for small, rural libraries to help them sustain their public access computing resources. To those she works with, Myra is pleasant, a team member, quiet and thoughtful and always willing to help.