The Revs Institute for Automotive Research Inc., a 501(c) (3) not for profit educational organization, is seeking a Special Collections Librarian to manage its extensive automotive history collections. The Revs Institute®, located in Naples, Florida, has assembled a private research library comprised of over one million original research documents; with over 25, 000 book titles, one million images, and in excess of 350,000 periodicals and related ephemera. This material, along with numerous collections of corporate and private papers, trophies, sales literature, film, memorabilia, and other related media are organized together within the library’s 2 floors totaling over 12,000 sq. ft.
The Revs Institute’s expansive holdings begin at the dawn of the motorcar in the late 19th century and retain continuity up to present day with most English and major foreign language books and publications. Motor racing images and motoring images of all types exist from a majority of the 20th century in various formats. A major photo digitization project was initiated in 2012, with the consulting and development assistance of Stanford University Libraries (SUL). To date, more than 460,000 images have been digitized and retained in a comprehensive website developed by SUL for access and use worldwide in education and historical research. The website contains images from our permanent collection and was processed by our library team in Naples, with the digitization outsourced. Revs also offers archival prints and image files for sale to enthusiasts and for commercial use, with proceeds used to support our mission. Revs Digital Library Website: https://revslib.stanford.edu/
The Revs Institute also houses the Collier Collection of important automobiles built between 1896 and 1995. The collection contains automobiles of historical significance that are representative of those which helped formulate the world as we know it today. The institute also contains a large preservation workshop that maintains all the vehicles in running order. Revs opens its galleries to the public three days per week by appointment only. Please visit our website to learn more about The Revs Institute: www.revsinstitute.org
|Position:||Special Collections Librarian|
|Compensation:||Full time position, excellent benefits. Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications.|
|Job Description:||Position Summary:
The Revs Institute for Automotive Research, Inc. seeks an experienced and team oriented Special Collections Librarian to coordinate the administration and operation of the Institute’s special collections. The Special Collections Librarian will ensure that the collections are maintained according to current library standards and archival practices. The position requires services to visiting scholars, students, researchers, and historians, as well as responding to inquiries from outside sources via electronic media, and maintains a supervisory role of six supporting library staff, volunteers and student interns. Activities to include, but not limited to, research services, reference and instructional activities publications, preservation of materials, archival processing, cataloguing and metadata processing. Additionally, s/he assists with the development of short and long range plans of the special collections, to include future digitization efforts. The Special Collections Librarian reports to and works closely with the Vice President of The Revs Institute who oversees the operations of the library and related auto museum collection.
|Education / Qualifications:||Minimum Qualifications:
|Location and Employer:||The Revs Institute for Automotive Research Inc.
2500 South Horseshoe Dr. Naples, FL 34104
|Instructions for Applying:||Submit application, cover letter, resume and the name and contact information for three professional references to the above email address.|
|For More Information:||www.revsinstitute.org|
|Job Classification:||Special Collections Librarian and Archivist|
|Library Type:||Special Collections Library- Automotive History|
|Job Location:||Naples; Southwest Florida|
|Employment Status:||Full-time employment|
- Naples, Florida, 34104, United States
- February 12, 2016
- Special Collections Librarian
- The Revs Institute for Automotive Research, Inc.
- Registrar/Collections Management