Alcorn State University alumna Helen McComb had a love for animals so strong that she desired to pursue a career in treating their illnesses. But after her graduation in 2007 and accepting a job as a librarian, her career path was redirected.
“It’s not that I pursued the career in library science as much as it pursued me,” said McComb, a Port Gibson, Mississippi native. “I went to school to become a veterinarian, but during that transition of graduating and searching for my first job, I somehow got a part-time job as a young adult librarian. I did that for a few years and got talked into pursuing a degree in the library science field and here I am today; the director of a library.”