Library & Digital Media Manager | Chicago Public Schools

Posted on Mar 5, 2018

The Chicago Public Schools (CPS) has set an ambitious goal: to provide to every child—in every school and every neighborhood—access to a world-class learning experience from birth, and to help ensure that our students will graduate from high school college- and career-ready. The Library and Digital Media Manager (LDMM) will support the district’s digital transition by effectively identifying, procuring, developing, organizing and distributing standards-aligned, digital and print resources.  The LDMM role is to leverage the skills and expertise of the district’s librarians and technology coordinators to ensure decisions are context-appropriate.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Development and implementation of strategic plans that drive the effective use of digital and electronic format materials, resources and tools (including standards, policies/processes/protocols and pilots).
  • Administration of programs, systems and policies to develop CPS libraries, librarians and technology coordinators as key levers in the district’s digital transition.
  • Identification, prioritization, development/procurement and continuous improvement of standards-aligned, instructional resources housed in the district’s Learning Object Repository (LOR).
  • Promotion/advocacy for libraries and librarians via collaboration with internal and external stakeholders (e.g. municipal entities, CTU, funders, university partners, etc.).
  • Collaboration with external partners and vendors (Universities, Council of Great City Schools, ISDE, ISBE, IMS Global, etc.) to ensure planning and implementation models are innovative and aligned to industry standards/best practices.  
  • Collaboration with (internal) technical and instructional teams at the school, network and central office levers, to support the effective integration of digital systems.
  • Manage the SOAR Integrated Library System (centralized library platform for 200+ school libraries) and ensure the platform integrates effectively with other enterprise platforms.
  • Manage procurement, payroll and budget processes, including monitoring of grant funds (existing and new) and donations.
  • Provide high-quality professional learning opportunities to librarians, technology coordinators and other key stakeholders supporting the district’s digital transition.
  • Represent the district as an expert in digital media (frameworks, strategies and education best-practices).



  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree in Education, Library Science, Library Media, Technology, or a related field of study. Master’s Degree preferred.
  • Minimum of three (3) years of district - or system - level library experience.
  • Minimum of five (5) years of experience with educational technology or Learning Management Systems.
  • Prior experience supporting teachers in K-12 curriculum development preferred.
  • Strong project management skills preferred.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Experience with standards-based systems interoperability (IMS Global Standards).
  • Extensive experience in successfully designing professional learning for large and small groups.
  • Ability to review and interpret highly technical information, translate technical materials for non-technical audiences and/or speak persuasively to implement desired action.
  • Knowledge of educational standards, including Common Core State Standards, NGSS, MTSS and WIDA ELD standards.
  • Knowledge of how technology can be most effectively integrated in a classroom environment.
  • An unyielding commitment to continuous improvement and ability to use multiple sources of data to inform short- and long-term decisions.
  • Exceptional written, verbal, organizational, and technology skills.
  • Proven leadership, direction, and team building experiences.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with persons of varied educational and cultural backgrounds.


Competitive Salary


Chicago Public Schools
42 W. Madison St.
Chicago, IL 60602
United States

How to apply

Please submit resumes to Arielle Dixon,

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