Hello, my name is Pamela Allen and I have been the librarian/school media specialist for Newport Primary School since 2000. Previous to my employment here I also served as librarian for Fairview Schools in Ashland, Kentucky and a seventh and eighth grade teacher for schools in Missouri. I earned my undergraduate degree in education from Mt. Vernon Nazarene University in 1976 and my Masters in secondary education from Marshall University with an emphasis in library science. Working as a librarian has been a rewarding experience for me. It is a thrill to connect a student with just the right book or help a student research and discover the answers to his/her many questions. Making our media center a place where our students love to come and read for pleasure and information is my number one goal.