William & Mary is one of America’s oldest and best universities. Located in beautiful, historic Williamsburg, Virginia, the university claims both Jon Stewart and Thomas Jefferson as alumni. U.S. News and World Report recently ranked us sixth among all public universities, and the Library itself was ranked 17th on the list of best college libraries in the country. Working at William and Mary Libraries offers the opportunity to make a positive impact in the educational experience of our small, smart, diverse student body and the chance to experiment with new technologies and projects.

The Libraries provide support for training and opportunities for campus wide engagement.  We are committed to enhancing and promoting diversity and inclusion, and we welcome applications from individuals who have life experiences similar to those of underrepresented populations of the University.

The College is committed to offering its employees an attractive program of benefits that fosters well-being, acknowledges the need for balance in the work, family and personal lives of employees which, in turn, enables and sustains a productive workplace. To view benefits available, please go to http://www.wm.edu/offices/hr/currentemployees/benefits/classifiedandoperational/index.php.

Living in Williamsburg offers residents multiple opportunities to explore and experience U.S. history, to visit riverfront beaches and restaurants, to play at major tourist attractions, and to invest time in personal pursuits, such as  music, art, museums, shopping, food and wine/beer, hiking/bicycling, nature, sports and water sports, festivals, and more.  Williamsburg feels like a small college and tourist town, and is within an hour radius of larger cities such as Richmond and Virginia Beach. 

Faculty/Staff Positions

  • Digital Archivist

    Posted , open until filled.

    The Digital Archivist will lead efforts to acquire, preserve, and provide access to born-digital and digitized archival and special collections materials. In partnership with the Head of Digital Services and other members of the William & Mary Libraries’ Digital Services Advisory Group, the Digital Archivist will be part of digital program development, including providing vision and support for SCRC’s online presence and collection management system and the William and Mary Libraries’ digital archive. The Digital Archivist will collaborate with library and campus partners to develop a comprehensive digital preservation plan for William & Mary and provide leadership in assessing preservation and access needs for digital content. The successful candidate will coordinate the transfer of digital materials from a variety of current and legacy media formats such as tape, floppy disks, CDs, and hard drives, and will implement mechanisms for ensuring the authenticity, preservation and access of this material. He/she will work closely with the University Archivist to develop processes for the routine acquisition, preservation, and access of born-digital materials created by William & Mary, including email, websites, social media, and other electronic records. Full job description: https://jobs.wm.edu/postings/26852

  • Digital Scholarship Librarian

    Posted , open until filled.


    The Digital Scholarship Librarian promotes the institutional repository in the spirit of open access and enables the institution to capture the scholarly and creative academic output of our campus community. This position provides expertise and leadership on the library’s goals, objectives, and projects for educating the campus community about academic publishing, open access initiatives, intellectual and copyright issues and connections between information literacy and scholarly communication. Reporting to the Head of Digital Services, and in tandem with the equivalent librarian at the Virginia Institute for Marine Science, the position will work collaboratively with Digital Services and the Digital Services Advisory Group in developing a successful institutional repository strategy. This Digital Scholarship Librarian will be embedded in the Research Department and work collaboratively with subject liaisons to develop outreach initiatives for targeted projects and academic departments.

    Specific responsibilities include:

    • Develops strong relationships with library liaisons, faculty and academic departments to build WM Publish content, developing services in support of research, teaching and learning.

    • Leads and develops education and outreach programs to provide information and current awareness related to scholarly communication, copyright, open access and author rights to the campus community.

    • Day-to-day management of the Institutional Repository including establish and manage content submission operations and manage digital collections, , train library IR support staff and work with Content Services and VIMS on IR projects such as, retrospective digitization theses & dissertations.

    • Collaborates and cooperates to develop a vision, goals and objectives regarding the direction and infrastructure of digital services; specifically as it relates to the IR, and scholarly communication.

    • Develops metrics, collects and analyzes data. Prepares and presents clear & relevant reports and presentations that documents the IR usage development and outcomes of scholarly communication efforts and WM Publish.

    Required Qualifications:

    • Master’s degree in Library Science, Information Science, or related discipline from an ALA accredited program.

    • Strong commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity and inclusion.

    • Outstanding interpersonal, oral and written communication skills with the proven ability to develop and foster communication and teamwork.

    • Knowledge of project management principles and proven skills to oversee and coordinate multiple projects.

    • Understanding and commitment to issues related to copyright, public access, scholarly communications, intellectual property and academic publishing.

    Preferred Qualifications               

    • Familiarity with institutional repositories, including content development, policies, service models, and securing appropriate content.

    • Knowledge of digital collection architecture and platforms, such as Digital Commons by BePress, DSpace, CONTENTdm, and/or other repository tools

    • Experience with learning, using and applying appropriate technologies in a library setting.

    • Strong analytical skills with the ability to analyze data, prepare reports and presentations.

    • Demonstrated initiative, flexibility, and creativity.

    Advertised Pay Range    Up to $65,000 - commensurate with experience.

        This is a professional faculty position.

        This position is subject to hours beyond the typical work day/week in order to meet the goal, objectives, and business needs of the library.

    EEO Statement

    The College of William & Mary values diversity and invites applications from underrepresented groups who will enrich the research, teaching and service missions of the university. The College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and encourages applications from women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

    The College of William & Mary is committed to providing a safe campus community. W&M conducts background investigations for applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include reference checks, a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.

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  • Discovery and Systems Librarian

    Posted , open until filled.

    The Discovery and Systems Librarian will learn our new Alma and Primo system, assume a leadership role in its configuration and ongoing development, and collaborate closely with staff in our libraries and in our consortium in order to make it the best library catalog possible. He/She will work within a team environment to serve as the lead manager of the Alma library system and of three separate instances of the Primo discovery catalog: for William and Mary, for Richard Bland College’s Library, and for Colonial Williamsburg’s Rockefeller Library. She/he will convene colleagues across the libraries to discuss the creation of standards, the development of new workflows, and the implementation of enhancements to the behind-the-scenes system and the public-facing catalog. Full job description: https://jobs.wm.edu/postings/26661

Student Positions

We love our student assistants!   We couldn't provide the services we offer without you.  On average we employ 120 student assistants during the academic year, most hired at the beginning of the fall semester. We give preference to students with work-study financial aid.

To apply, complete our application for student employment. See also our student employment policy and About Student Employment & Federal Work Study from W&M's Financial Aid Office. Contact Ashley Gonzales with any questions.

We're sorry! There are no current openings for student positions.