BOOKMARKS ANNOUNCES VANIA ELLIOTT AS EMPLOYEE OF THE QUARTER
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (September 21, 2018) —Bookmarks is pleased to announce that Vania Elliott was named Employee of the Quarter from April–June 2018. Currently studying for a BA in religion from Salem College, Elliott has worked part-time as an associate for Bookmarks since December 2017 and quickly became an essential and valued member of the staff.
“Vania brings her knowledge and unique perspective to everything she does,” said Caleb Masters, Assistant Bookstore Manager. “Despite never working in a bookstore before, she has done an amazing job of learning the ins and outs of the book world, and her customer service skills are second to none.”
“She always makes sure that everyone who walks through our door feels welcome and leaves with just the right a book in their hands,” adds Beth Seufer Buss, Community Outreach and Bookstore Manager. “Above all, Vania is a compassionate and caring person. Her regard for her fellow employees and for readers continues to make Bookmarks a wonderful place to be.”
Elliott now coordinates the twice-weekly free Storytimes at Bookmarks held on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 10:30 a.m. In September and October, this includes Storytimes featuring Winston-Salem Symphony Assistant Conductor (9/29) and children’s book author Sharon Chriscoe (10/20) as well as Storytimes about Friendship with Therapy Dogs (10/6) and a special Social Justice Storytime at PRIDE on 10/13.
Bookmarks is a literary arts nonprofit organization that fosters a love of reading and writing in the community. The programming connects readers with authors and books and is achieved through the largest annual book festival in the Carolinas to be held September 5–8, 2019; an Authors in Schools program, which reaches 9,000 students annually; and year-round events in their gathering space and nonprofit independent bookstore that opened July 8, 2017. Visit bookmarksnc.org for more information.