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

  • Acquisitions Assistant

    Posted , open until filled.

    William & Mary Libraries seek a reliable and self-motivated colleague to serve as Acquisitions Assistant in their Content Services Department. Reporting to the Head of Cataloging & Metadata, this position orders resources for the library’s collection from a variety of vendors and creates purchase and invoice records to ensure accurate tracking of budget lines. This position interacts with multiple online university and library systems, so the flexibility and willingness to learn new platforms is key to success. Training for all internal computer systems and processes will be provided, and no prior library experience is necessary. The successful candidate will have excellent data entry skills with a strong ability to proofread and edit their own work. This position supports the work of multiple Content Services colleagues by providing back-up, cross-training, and project assistance on a regular basis. The library offers opportunities for training and professional development, and the successful candidate will be part of a supportive and hardworking team of colleagues that advance the mission and vision of the Libraries.

    Learn more about the position and apply now!

    We are committed to fostering an environment where diversity, inclusion and equity are viewed as fundamental to our mission. We believe an environment that is open and welcoming to all patrons is crucial to fulfilling the research, teaching, and service mission of the University. We strive to create a climate of belonging, which we believe promotes self-agency, participation, collaboration, and innovation. Learn more about our commitment to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion.

    Note: For priority consideration, apply by review date (05/23/2022)

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. Contact Beth Brown with any questions.

  • Social Media Student Assistant

    Are you interested in helping promote our campus libraries? Are you a social media expert? We are looking for a student assistant to assist with W&M Libraries' social media.

  • RFID Project Student Assistant

    We are excited to introduce a new-to-W&M Libraries technology: RFID tagged books. We need your help converting Swem Library’s 1.9 million item collection from barcode-based transactions to RFID tags. You will be pulling items to scan, tag and re-shelf. The pay rate is $11/hour. 

  • 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

  • Interlibrary Loan 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 2022. 

  • Delivery Services Student Assistant

    Delivery Services Student Assistants are responsible for the safe, efficient, and timely delivery of library materials to faculty/staff mailboxes, other W&M Libraries and Colonial Williamsburg's John D. Rockefeller Library.  Hiring for summer and continuing into fall semester.