• Library Services Solutions Architect – Collection Management Librarian

    Job Location(s) US-MA-Boston | US-DC-Washington
    Requisition #
    Product Management
  • Overview

    Iron Mountain Incorporated (NYSE: IRM), founded in 1951 and ranked as a Forbes 2018 America’s Best Employers, is the global leader for storage and information management services. Trusted by more than 225,000 organizations around the world, Iron Mountain stores and protects billions of valued assets, including critical business information, highly sensitive data, and cultural and historical artifacts. Providing solutions that include information management, digital transformation, secure storage, secure destruction, data centers, cloud services and art storage and logistics, Iron Mountain helps customers lower cost and risk, comply with regulations, recover from disaster, and enable a digital way of working. Visit www.ironmountain.com for more information.


    Iron Mountain Library Services is a new business within Iron Mountain that leverages the organization’s extensive capabilities and footprint to deliver new collection options for libraries and archives. Our team provides expert consulting to libraries in planning and execution of relocation projects, collections storage strategies, and digitization programs. The SME will represent the capabilities of Iron Mountain to libraries and the specific needs of libraries to our extensive Iron Mountain network. We are looking for candidates that have a broad background in libraries, archives or special collections, and are comfortable in a fast-paced and continually evolving business environment. This is an exciting, non-standard opportunity where the right person can grow their skills and their professional network.

    This Library Services Solutions Architect – Collection Management Librarian role or  Subject Matter Expert (SME) will be responsible for driving growth in the Library Services business. This individual will bring a deep understanding of library collection management, budgeting, and strategy to our team. The SME will collaborate with sales and operational teams to promote tailored solutions to prospective customers.

    This is a dynamic, hands-on role encompassing both academic and corporate business functions, driving growth within a new business through sales and solution delivery. The ideal candidate will be comfortable communicating to leadership as well as operational teams. Requires looking at new ways to solve established challenges in the library and archives community. Ideal position for those who are comfortable with flexible and broad cross-functional thinking, innovation, and creativity. Up to 70% travel required.


    • Work closely with customers to understand their needs and suggest solution recommendations
    • Be able to develop creative relocation, digitization and material handling solutions for material collections, and also target those solutions to the individual organization requirements
    • Present recommendations to academic/research library leadership at the Dean, Provost, administration level
    • Responsible for driving Library Services sales to successful completion
    • Collaborate with Iron Mountain operations and sales to deliver solutions
    • Use modeling tools to configure customized project and pricing models
    • Develop proposals for delivery to customers
    • Work with cross-functional teams to respond to RFPs and government bids
    • Sales rep follow-up and sales support on Library Services opportunities
    • Attend relevant library and archives conferences and marketing events to create and advance opportunities


    • Master’s Degree in Library Science
    • 5+ years experience working in an academic or research library with significant responsibility for collection management including budgeting, policy development and strategic direction.
    • Experience coordinating technical services, metadata efforts and resource sharing activities
    • Deadline driven, and ability to work well under pressure
    • Strong verbal, presentation and written communication skills
    • Ability to actively network in the library and archives community
    • Ability to travel (up to 70%)


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    Iron Mountain is an equal opportunity employer, and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, marital status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity characteristics or expression, disability, medical condition, U.S. Military or veteran status or other legally protected classifications in making employment decisions.