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

  • Cataloging & Metadata Librarian

    Posted , open until filled.

    The Cataloging & Metadata Librarian will focus on original and complex cataloging and metadata projects that enhance the discovery of our collections. The position will focus primarily on the special collections of the William & Mary Libraries, but may include other materials that require original cataloging. This position will become expert not just in cataloging, but also in how patrons discover materials through new initiatives such as linked data, RDF, BibFrame, etc. or through websites and online exhibits. They will lead a small group of catalogers in finding scalable workflows to reduce our backlogs and move efficiently through special collections materials while providing accurate, helpful metadata for researchers. Most importantly, they will bring a positive, creative, playful approach to problem solving, serving as an excellent colleague and partner in the discovery of our wonderful collections and resources.

    This position is part of the Libraries’ Content Services Team which includes acquisitions, cataloging, systems, continuing resources, budget & finance, digital services, and collection development and is led by the Associate Dean for Collections & Content Services. This position reports to the Head of Cataloging & Metadata and will collaborate closely with their supervisor, the staff they supervise, and others in the team and library on their goals and responsibilities.

    For more details and to apply, visit https://jobs.wm.edu/postings/30876

  • Director of Development/William & Mary Libraries

    Posted , open until filled.

    The director is the leader and central executor for all advancement activity for the benefit of W&M Libraries, which includes building a culture of engagement and philanthropy, executing a strategic vision for the libraries’ advancement operations, and managing the library board of directors. The director will carry a portfolio of approximately 125 prospects, and will be responsible for soliciting gifts and commitments at and above $25,000 and leading and directing a comprehensive fundraising program for the libraries to include, but not limited to, leadership and major gifts, annual giving, planned gifts, and corporate and foundation relations. This individual must be keenly focused on pipeline development and moves management.

    The director is the chief fundraiser for the libraries and a strategic partner across campus. S/he will collaborate with regional fundraising teams and constituency unit fundraisers, and will work closely with the dean of university libraries and other senior officials in support of all development-related initiatives, to include fundraising, engagement events, and library development-related communications. The Director will be responsible for developing thorough and comprehensive briefings for the dean, the president, vice president for university development, associate vice president for development, and other university and development leaders as needed. The Director has a joint reporting relationship to the Dean of University Libraries and the Associate Vice President for Development, and will supervise a development associate.

    For full description and to apply online, visit: https://jobs.wm.edu/postings/30582

  • Head of Cataloging & Metadata

    Posted , open until filled.

    Are you interested in serving as the head of cataloging and metadata at the William & Mary Libraries? We are seeking a talented, positive, thoughtful, and hard working individual who wants to work with us to make our collections and resources extremely easy to find and use!   

    William & Mary Libraries seeks an innovative, thoughtful leader for the position of Head of Cataloging & Metadata who loves problem solving, improving workflows, and collaborating with a team to improve the discovery of our library collections. This position provides leadership and coordination of cataloging and metadata services for the libraries while directly supervising 3.5 FTE who are engaged in cataloging print and physical media. This position will consult with the Content Services Team including acquisitions and e-resource management as well as the libraries at large while promoting a collaborative and cohesive work environment. Though we expect this position to handle original cataloging as part of their workflow, they will also be devoted to developing cataloging & metadata policies, creating useful documentation, and initiating collaborative projects to increase usage of our electronic, digital, and physical materials by making them more easily accessible.

    For full position description or to apply: https://jobs.wm.edu/postings/30454. Review of applications begins on January 18, 2018.

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.