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

  • Assistant to the Dean

    Posted , open until filled.

    This key position provides a high level of administrative support to the Dean of University Libraries, supports the initiatives of the Libraries and the senior leadership team, and provides oversight and coordination of the Library’s human resources activities including evaluations, orientation, hiring, and other personnel actions. The Assistant to the Dean is a member of the Administration Team, and works in close proximity to the Dean of University Libraries, the Library Accountant, the Director of Development and the Development Associate.

    The position demands an extremely high level of efficiency, organization, flexibility, and good judgment. Candidates will be able to demonstrate their preparation for the challenges of a job coordinating the administrative activities of a busy and demanding organization. The position requires the ability to solve complex problems with both resourcefulness and the highest sense of integrity. The ideal candidate will enjoy learning new skills and anticipating the needs of the Dean and organization.

    The Assistant to the Dean coordinates administrative processes including regular management of multiple calendars and competing priorities, scheduling and arrangement of meetings for the Dean with others, phone coverage, travel arrangements for the Dean, editorial tasks; and includes complex work involving writing and generating reports, assistance with written and personal communication, and support for events. A mastery of Microsoft Outlook is required and a thorough understanding of Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint will be needed. Because of the important clientele of the Libraries, the Assistant must be professional, accurate, and friendly in all communications, and develop organizational systems that will enable the Library to meet university deadlines.

    This position is the liaison to the university’s Department of Human Resources, and is responsible for managing personnel actions and tracking personnel lines. This work includes managing search and hiring processes, communicating and ensuring compliance with evaluation deadlines, and supporting the professional development efforts of the Libraries. Experience with PeopleAdmin, Cornerstone, and other University human resources management software programs will be beneficial.

    The Assistant to the Dean supports the mission of the Libraries and may serve on committees, task forces, or project teams to achieve the goals of the department and Library. This position may be asked to complete research projects relevant to the strategic plan and human resources of the Libraries. The Assistant to the Dean also is often engaged in projects that involve supporting events that occur on evenings and weekends and is eligible for overtime pay for required hours beyond the 40 hour work week.

    Required Qualifications:

    • Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent combination of education and experiences
    • Demonstrates excellent communication skills (verbal, written and listening), and the demonstrated ability to effectively communicate with and service a widely diverse client population, including coworkers, students, faculty, and vendors.
    • Thorough knowledge and proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.
    • Prior experience in an administrative role
    • Experience managing office and administrative responsibilities including communication, scheduling, and support for an administrator or manager
    • Demonstrate excellent organizational skills

    Please visit https://jobs.wm.edu/postings/34994 for more information and to apply.


  • W&M Libraries Mosaic Diversity Fellowship

    Posted , open until filled.

    According to recent reports, academic libraries have struggled to ensure representative numbers of library employees of color, finding that 71 percent of staff in U.S. academic libraries identify as white, (Schonfeld, R. Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity: Members of the Association of Research Libraries. August 2017.) In response to this report, W&M Libraries developed the Mosaic Diversity Program, which provides valuable, paid library work experience to recent graduates interested in exploring library careers. Applicants of minority backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. Selected individual(s) will be matched with a library project that appeals to their interest and skill set. The fellowship program also includes mentorship and programming around topics including diversity and inclusion, librarianship, and issues in higher education. Please visit our website for full program details: https://libraries.wm.edu/mosaic/.  Applications can be completed by visiting https://jobs.wm.edu/hr/postings/34550



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 Abbey Childs with any questions.

  • Robert M. Gates Papers, Digitization Specialist

     (graduate student internship)

    W&M Libraries - Digital Services internships provide paid work experience in digital archives and libraries, and digitization as it relates to the fields of public history, digital humanities, and technology.

  • Interlibrary Loan Lending Student Assistant

    Interlibrary loan student workers play an extremely significant and essential role in the efficient daily operations of the Interlibrary Loan Department. ILL is currently looking for students employees for summer 2019. 

  • 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. ILL is currently looking for students employees for summer 2019. 

  • Georgian Papers Programme, Transcription Specialist

     (graduate student internship)

    W&M Libraries - Digital Services internships provide paid work experience in digital archives and libraries, and digitization as it relates to the fields of digital humanities, public history, and technology.