In this post, we introduce W&M Libraries' new acquisitions assistant, Cynthia Vinson!
Cynthia M. Vinson
What does your job entail?
Ordering materials in all formats and languages for the library collections using various websites and vendor systems.
What interests you most about this job?
I have always loved books and I am excited to learn the behind the scenes work that goes into the amazing collections at W&M.
What do you hope to accomplish in your first year?
I hope to learn everything possible and become an asset to the Content Services Department and the SWEM Library.
Tell us a little about your work background:
I have a background in event planning, banking, and logistics. I was recently the temporary event planner for VIMS. I am also a glass artist (specializing in nature engravings), a green artist, and perceptual nature photographer.
What attracted you to W&M?
I have known about W&M and its prestige all my life. Being the single mother of a recent W&M MBA graduate as well as a current MA student at VIMS makes being a part of the college even more special. It has become a part of our family traditions.
What do you like to do in your free time?
When I’m not creating artwork, I enjoy spending time with both of my grown children, hiking nature trails, sightseeing, going to theme parks, and water parks. I was born a coastal Georgia girl, so whenever possible, I love being near the water and experiencing new beaches.