Media Services

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The mission of the Topeka Public Schools Library Media Program is to empower all students and staff to be effective users of information and information technology in order to communicate ideas and solve problems in an ever-changing world and to foster life-long literacy.

Improve student achievement

Foster literacy

Produce technologically astute students

Nurture life-long learning

  • All regular schools within the Topeka Public Schools have library media centers with material collections developed to meet the needs of the individual school. There is an emphasis on good books for children to read, on nonfiction books with current information and on materials and digital resources to support classroom teacher needs. Hope Street Academy and Capital City Schools have smaller library media center collections.
  • Access to school library collections and Internet resources is provided through Destiny, the library manager system. The library system icons for both your school and the entire district appear in the “Reference-Library” folder of your Novell delivered applications window. The library system provides title, author, subject, keyword and location information for books and websites as well as “One Search” which searches our paid, research databases.
  • Access to online research databases is also provided in the same applications folder, as well as on the “home page” of District Media Center.
  • Staffing varies, depending on the size and level of the school, from one half-time library media specialist at some of the smaller elementary schools to two library media specialists at Topeka High’s library media center.
  • The Library Media Services curriculum, aligned with the KCCR standards, is coordinated with the individual subject area curriculums and when possible instruction is integrated with classroom activities.  A five-step information problem solving model is used to guide students toward being effective users of information.
  • Several district-wide support services are provided by the Media Services central office. These include professional library research services, elementary literature sets, etc.

Building Library Media Services Staff

HIGH SCHOOL MEDIA SPECIALISTS

HIGHLAND PARK HIGH, 2424 SE California, 66605-1797

LISBETH WHITE - lwhite1@tps501.org
E J Drake, Media Clerk - edrake@tps501.org 

TOPEKA HIGH, 800 SW 10th, 66612-1687

SUE PATRICK - spatrick@tps501.org 
PEGGY QUIRIN - pquirin@tps501.org 

TOPEKA WEST, 2001 SW Fairlawn, 66604-3598

JESSICA KARNS - jkarns@tps501.org 
KAY USREY, Media Clerk - kusrey@tps501.org 

HOPE STREET ACADEMY, 1900 SW Hope St., 66604-3599

ELISE BLAS, ½ time - eblas@tps501.org 

MIDDLE SCHOOL MEDIA SPECIALISTS

CHASE, 2250 NE State Street, 66616-1390

CAITLIN SCHWANKE - cschwanke@tps501.org 

EISENHOWER, 3305 SE Minnesota, 66605-2500

DANA FITZGERALD - dfitzgerald@tps501.org 

FRENCH, 5257 SW 33rd, 66614-4099

KELLY KELLEY - kkelley@tps501.org 

JARDINE, 2600 SW 33rd, 66611-1883

AMY GILLILAND - agilliland@tps501.org 

LANDON, 731 SW Fairlawn, 66606-2336

DR. SHYLA BIJU - sbiju@tps501.org 

ROBINSON, 1125 SW 14th, 66604-2996

NICOLE BROKAR - ldittmer@tps501.org 

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL MEDIA SPECIALISTS 

HIGHLAND PARK CENTRAL, 2717 SE Illinois, 66605-1497

JAN STOVER - jstover@tps501.org 

JARDINE ELEMENTARY, 2600 SW 33rd t, 66611-1883

KRISTY RAUSCH - krausch@tps501.org
ITURI KINNEY, Media Para - ikinney@tps501.org

LOWMAN HILL, 1101 SW Garfield, 66604-1349

JANA TOILLION, ½ time - jtoillion@tps501.org
VICTORIA SOTO-LLAMAS, ½ time Media Para - vllamas@tps501.org 

McCARTER, 5512 SW 16th, 66604-2271

LAURA MCDANIEL - lmcdaniel@tps501.org 
SIGNE SANDQUIST, ½ time Media Para - ssandquist@tps501.org 

McCLURE, 2529 SW Chelsea Dr., 66614-1600

JANA TOILLION, ½ time - jtoillion@tps501.org 
VICTORIA SOTO-LLAMAS, ½ time Media Para - vllamas@tps501.org 

McEACHRON, 4433 SW 29th Terr., 66614-3199

MELISSA WILLIAMSON - mwilliamson@tps501.org 

MEADOWS, 201 SW Clay, 66606-1194

TONYA FOSTER - tfoster@tps501.org
STEVE FULLER, ½ time Media Para - sfuller@tps501.org 

QUINCY, 1500 NE Quincy, 66608-1264

ANGIE BOLEJACK-STUPKA, ½ time - astupka@tps501.org 

RANDOLPH, 1400 SW Randolph, 66604-2600

STACY HARRISON - sharrison@tps501.org 

ROSS, 1400 SE 34th, 66605-2684

TIFFANY LUTTJOHANN - tluttjohann@tps501.org
TBD, ½ time, Media Para    @tps501.org 

SCOTT, 401 SE Market, 66607-2076

TIFFANIE BEASLEY - tbeasley@tps501.org
JENNIFER JACKSON, ½ time Media Para - jjackson@tps501.org 

STATE STREET, 500 NE Sumner, 66616-1391

JEWELIA OSWALD - joswald@tps501.org
TBD, ½ time, Media Para    @tps501.org  

STOUT, 2303 SW College, 66611-1405

STACEY VANHOUTEN, ½ time - svanhouten@tps501.org 

WHITSON, 1725 SW Arnold, 66604-3300

ALISHA SCHWINN - aschwinn@tps501.org

WILLIAMS, 1301 SE Monroe, 66612-116

AMY GUGELMAN - agugelman@tps501.org

JENNIFER JACKSON, ½ time Media Para - jjackson@tps501.org 

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