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Library Media Services (LMS)

and Instructional Resource Center (IRC)

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The Library Media Services (LMS) and Institutional Resources Center (iRC) Division's mission is to encourage lifelong learning and to meet the information needs of students, teachers, and staff of USD 475 by providing them with the necessary resources they need to be successful.  Our department is responsible for instructional materials, textbooks, curriculum materials, processing library books for schools, and managing the district assets and resources in order to optimize student and staff learning.  We are open Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Please come and visit us.

Blank_woman_placeholder_svg copy.pngLinda Bongers      

Director of Library Media Services/IRC

(785) 717-6701

Contact Information

920 West 6th Street
Junction City, Kansas  66441 



Linda Bongers manages the Instructional Resource Center (iRC) as well as directs all Library Media Specialists. She also manages Destiny, all textbook orders and KITE.

IRC (785) 717-6721

LMS (785) 717-6703




 Library Media Services Around USD 475

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Gina Best
Library Media Secretary
(785) 717-6703 

Gina Best is responsible for ordering for all libraries and processing book orders. She also manages the LMS budgets and textbook inventory. Gina is responsible for student computer inventory and maintaining records for computers in Destiny. She maintains the Destiny database and uploads student photographs to system. Gina is the contact for problem in Type to Learn and Discovery Education.

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​Doris Henderson
IRC Secretary
(785) 717-6704

Doris Henderson is responsible for purchasing, processing, receiving and checking out materials at the Instructional Resource Center (iRC).   She handles all textbook orders for all schools.  In addition, she is responsible for purchasing, processing and checking out materials and resources for Special Education: tests and equipment for Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Hearing Impaired, Visual Impaired materials and Special Education.

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​Andrea Steffens
IRC Secretary
(785) 717-6721

Andrea Steffens manages the Professional Learning Center meetings. She is also responsible for maintaining and check out of Instructional Resource Center (iRC) materials and equipment. Andrea assists teachers in finding resources at the iRC. She also helps with student device and textbook inventory.


​Jeannie Upham
Library Media Secretary
(785) 717-6702

Jeannie Upham processes books for 14 elementary schools and Early Childhood. She also prcesses kits, models and other items for libraries. Jeannie manages books and assists with moving inventory when neccessary.




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