The Queen of Books
By JAMIE PATTERSON
“I’m the only librarian with an animal and dairy science degree.”
Cynthia Leigh Welch laughs when she talks about the different route her college education took for her. But as the new director of the Ricks Memorial Library, she couldn’t be happier.
“In the library, it feels great at the end of the day to help people,” Welch said.
Welch, who grew up in Vicksburg, spent a lot of her younger years traveling. Spending most of her adult years in South Carolina, she was happy to return closer to home.
“I was ready to be closer to my family,” she said with a smile.