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 & 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, visit the Human Resources website.

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

  • Development Associate

    Posted , open until filled.

    The Development Associate will provide support to and work in collaboration with the Director of Development and the Dean of Libraries to execute a comprehensive development plan with measurable goals and outcomes, including engaging donors, alumni and volunteers through outreach, stewardship and special events. S/he will initiate, coordinate and successfully complete projects on deadline in support of W&M Libraries’ goals and priorities. S/he will work with colleagues, donors, alumni and volunteers to assist with donor engagement and produce consistent communications which cultivate and grow donor support. S/he will assist with donor and alumni focused special events and activities, and will take a lead role in coordinating select donor-centric events and outreach initiatives. S/he will coordinate with University Advancement regarding the priorities, activities and outreach of W&M Libraries. The Development Associate will support additional campaign and library priorities as necessary during the course of the Campaign for William & Mary.

    For more information and to apply for this position, please visit https://jobs.wm.edu/postings/32002

  • Stack Maintenance & Building Assistant

    Posted , open until filled.

    The Stack Maintenance & Building Assistant provides excellent customer service for a wide variety of patrons at the Circulation service desk. This position will use good judgment and make sound decisions regarding policies and procedures. The Stack Maintenance & Building Assistant directs student assistants assigning and prioritizing work duties, coordinates with library staff to manage room scheduling and furniture setup – moving and arranging furniture and equipment as needed for outside groups and library staff.

    Duties also include:

    • Maintaining book stacks at Swem and off-site storage.
    • Interpreting library policy and answering myriad questions for patrons, visitors and staff.
    • Managing emergency and security situations with responsibility for the safety and security of persons, equipment and materials in the library.
    • Assisting in receiving and distributing mail on a daily basis and managing UPS and FedEx accounts, as well as ordering supplies.

    For more information and to apply for this position, please visit the W&M Human Resources posting.

  • Events & Programs Coordinator

    Posted , open until filled.

    The Events & Programs Coordinator will develop, plan, managed, and coordinate the educational outreach, and cultural programming offered by W&M Libraries, as well as those developed in collaboration with other units at the university. the incumbent will manage between 20 and 30 programs annually and coordinate other, smaller programs developed by library staff for staff development or to fulfill specific outreach mission needs, such as classes and workshops.

    The incumbent will oversee all aspects of events, from managing the planning to coordinating the logistics, to ensure all events run smoothly, and will resolve issues effectively within the planning stages and during events.

    The Events and Program Coordinator works with the External Relations team and library leadership to create and develop programming concepts; plan and manage event execution, including venue space book signings, catering, travel arrangements, honoraria processing, event timelines and other event-related details; collaborate with the university’s events team, President’s office, and other partners on joint events or activities hosted in library spaces; and develop and monitor budgets for all outreach programming.

    For more details, and instructions on how to apply, please visit the W&M Human Resources posting.

  • Music & Arts Librarian

    Posted , open until filled.

    This year, the William and Mary Libraries saw a large number of retirements.   We are excited for the opportunity to recalibrate our organization and individual responsibilities to meet the intense demand for support for instruction, research, outreach, and digital scholarship across campus. We are seeking a Music and Arts Librarian to join our growing team who can bring a positive, creative, playful approach to problem solving, serving as an excellent colleague and partner in relationship building.

    Reporting to the Head of Research, the Music and Arts Librarian will cultivate partnerships that help the libraries understand and respond to student and faculty informational needs. The position serves as liaison to the arts, including music, art and art history, and theater, speech, and dance, and is responsible for the overall operation of the Music Library.

    The Music and Arts Librarian will have an exciting opportunity to develop and sustain appropriate services for a music branch library as it moves into a new building. The music library serves as a community center for the discipline and a makerspace for electronic music, as well as circulating equipment like synthesizers, sound equipment, video cameras, and portable record players. The librarian manages one library assistant and a team of student employees who provide public services in the branch library.

    For more information, including required and preferred qualifications, and how to apply, please visit the W&M Human Resources posting.

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.

  • Special Collections Assistant

    Student assistants staff the Special Collections reception desk, retrieve materials for researchers, and perform collection related duties, such as description and re-housing.

  • Research Graduate Student Assistant

    The Swem Library Research Department has openings for Public Service Assistants. The students in this position will work up to 20 hours per week.

  • Interlibrary Loan Borrowing Assistant

    Interlibrary loan students workers play an extremely significant and essential role in the efficient daily operations of the Interlibrary Loan Department.

  • Institutional Repository Assistant

    William and Mary’s institutional repository, W&M ScholarWorks plays an essential part in Scholarly Communications on campus.  Institutional repository student workers assist in preparing and processing scholarship for inclusion in the repository in order to make W&M research available and accessible in order to promote collaboration, new and better research, and recognition of the tremendous scholarly output of the William & Mary faculty, staff and students.