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 15th; position is open until filled. 

    Learn more about the Systems Librarian position in a webinar information session

    These information sessions will allow interested candidates to meet our Associate Dean of Content Services, Laura Morales, and get answers to questions about the position.

    Join one of our info sessions via Zoom: (all sessions are EDT)

    Tuesday, August 9th: 12pm-1pm EDT

    Thursday, August 11th: 5pm-6pm EDT

    Please note: All Zoom participants’ names will be hidden and any participant who wishes to ask questions may do so anonymously. Live captioning will be provided. To attend a session, please complete the confidential form to receive a Zoom link. Questions? Please contact Laura Morales at lcmorales@wm.edu

  • Library Specialist - Metadata

    Posted , open until filled.

    William & Mary Libraries seeks a collaborative colleague to serve as Library Specialist – Metadata. This position creates or adapts data to describe and manage digital content and is part of a small team that is involved with various library digital platforms. This position uses online library systems, but no prior library experience is necessary, and training will be provided. The successful candidate will have experience with data entry and spreadsheets. The position reports to the Head of Digital Services.

    Learn more and apply! 

    *For priority consideration, apply by the review date of August 15th; position is open until filled.

  • 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, (in particular Libraries board members) through outreach, stewardship and special events. The Development Associate initiates, coordinates, and successfully completes projects on deadline in support of W&M Libraries’ goals and priorities.

    *For priority consideration, apply by review date of 08/15/2022

    Learn more and apply now! 

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 Summer Arawjo 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.

  • Music Library Student Assistant

    The Music Library is looking for its newest team members! The Music Library student assistant team is known for their steadfast willingness to help patrons, excellent problem-solving skills, and ability to work independently. While appreciation and knowledge of various types of music and previous library experience is certainly a plus, it is not a requirement!

  • 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 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 and fall 2022.

  • 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 and fall 2022. 

  • Digital Production Assistant

    Digital Services is now hiring for the 2022-2023 academic year. This position assists Digital Services staff in the digitization of library scholarly, archival, and special collections materials for inclusion in the libraries online repositories, exhibits, and support patron requests.

  • 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.