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 university 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

  • Systems Librarian

    Posted , open until filled.

    W&M Libraries is seeking a flexible and collaborative systems librarian to join our digital services team. The Systems Librarian is responsible for support and administration for a suite of library systems such as Alma/Primo VE, ILLiad, Digital Commons, and LibApps. This position will report to the Head of Digital Services and as part of the Digital Services Team and work closely with Campus IT and members of various digital initiatives teams. The Systems Librarian will engage with staff across W&M Libraries and consortia partners to assess needs and priorities, facilitate systems integration projects, and advocate with vendors regarding issue resolutions and feature requests. They will also keep abreast of proposed, new, and existing functionality to support expanded capabilities for administered systems. The successful candidate will prioritize our users and staff, with an ongoing focus on optimizing systems and workflows to offer a seamless and streamlined experience.

    Click here for a full job description and to apply. 

    *For priority consideration, apply by review date of August 22nd; position is open until filled. 

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 About Student Employment & Federal Work Study from W&M's Financial Aid Office. If you have questions about an open position below, please contact the supervisor listed at the bottom of the job posting.

  • Public Services Student Assistant

    The Swem Library Circulation Department has an opening for a Public Services Student Assistant, which will be filled by a student enrolled in a graduate program. We are looking to fill these shifts: Sundays 12:30pm-3:30pm, Mondays 4:00pm-6:30pm, Tuesdays 2pm-5pm, Wednesdays 12-3:30pm, Thursdays 1-6:00pm and Fridays 9pm-4pm, with some flexibility to pick up other shifts as needed.

  • Media Center Student Job

    Do you dream of working at the media center? Does the idea of learning about the latest technology and software while providing top-notch customer service pique your interest? We are hiring! Drea George is the employment supervisor - reach out to her at drea@wm.edu. Click the link for more details. Job Description

  • Circulation Student Associate

    The Swem Library Circulation Department has openings for student associates for the fall semester. Circulation’s mission is to ensure that all patrons find the materials they need quickly and easily, and that they receive prompt, knowledgeable and friendly assistance. We are specifically looking for candidates who are available to work various shifts Sunday-Friday, with some flexibility to pick up other shifts as needed.