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 and 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, please go to http://www.wm.edu/offices/hr/currentemployees/benefits/classifiedandoperational/index.php.

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

  • Fiscal Coordinator (Library Acquisitions)

    Posted , open until filled.

    The Fiscal Coordinator for Acquisitions is a member of the Content Services department of W&M Libraries and works closely with the Associate Dean for Collections and Content Services as well as the library’s Accountant. This position supports financial operations for the library’s collection budget, including procurement, acquisitions, tracking of accounts, monitoring endowment expenditures, and reporting activities. The position will assist with budget preparation and reporting about the libraries’ collections including books, media, e-resources, and journals. This position also will support the library’s Accountant by conducting reconciliations and assisting with the procurement and reimbursement activities in other areas of the budget such as facilities and professional development.

    The Fiscal Coordinator for Acquisitions uses multiple systems including the ILS (catalog) system of the library, the University’s Banner system, the state’s eVA procurement system, and the University’s credit card (SPCC) system, and serves as a reference for others in the library in the use of these systems and by providing reports.

    The position resolves vendor and invoicing problems and recommends improvements to workflow and systems for both acquisitions and travel. The position requires excellent judgment, including the ability to solve complex problems with both resourcefulness and the highest sense of integrity.

    This position supports the work of multiple Content Services colleagues, notably the library’s Accountant, by providing back-up, completing cross-training, and offering project assistance on a regular basis. This position needs to communicate well with library staff, student workers, and faculty about acquisitions and travel issues in a collaborative and evolving work environment. The Fiscal Coordinator 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.  For more information and to apply please use link below.


  • Communications & Volunteer Management Coordinator

    Posted , open until filled.

    William & Mary Libraries is currently seeking a communications and volunteer management coordinator. We are seeking a person who is interested in capturing and communicating stories, educating our campus and broader community on the value of academic libraries, and promoting library resources, services, programs and events. Additionally the person in this new position will be responsible for creating and managing a coordinated volunteer program for the libraries – one of our strategic initiatives for 2017-2020. The successful candidate will join the libraries’ External Relations team that is responsible for internal and external communications, events, outreach and strategic initiatives.

    Reporting to the Director of Communications & Strategic Planning, the communications and volunteer management coordinator will play a central role in communicating the role of university libraries in supporting student and faculty needs, as well as the overall vision, mission and brand of W&M Libraries. The candidate will need to have excellent interpersonal skills, as this person will be speaking and collaborating with students, faculty, staff, administration, donors and alumni for news stories and other projects; meeting and communicating with volunteers from the community; and collaborating with a number of university departments such as Advancement, Communications, Web and Design, and Events and demonstrate a strong commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity and inclusion.

    Some of the responsibilities of this position include:
    • Conceptualize and draft impactful multi-media communication products, channels and vehicles; develop campaigns, products and strategic dissemination and outreach plans.
    • Coordinate the libraries’ participation in the university’s volunteer engagement initiative; manage volunteer communication, training and placement.
    • Manage the libraries’ social media presence to include Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.
    • Manage communications during events, to include photography, social media posts, video, live streaming, etc.


  • Cataloging & Metadata Librarian

    Posted , open until filled.

    Cataloging & Metadata Librarian

    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 staff 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 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 information and to apply go to https://jobs.wm.edu/postings/29830.

  • 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 through outreach, stewardship and special events. S/he will initiate, coordinate and successfully complete projects on deadline in support of W&M Libraries’ goals and priorities. S/he will work with colleagues, donors, alumni and volunteers to assist with donor engagement and produce consistent communications which cultivate and grow donor support. S/he will assist with donor and alumni focused special events and activities, and will take a lead role in coordinating select donor-centric events and outreach initiatives. S/he will coordinate with University Advancement regarding the priorities, activities and outreach of W&M Libraries. The Development Associate will support additional campaign and library priorities as necessary during the course of the Campaign for William & Mary. For the full job description and to apply: https://jobs.wm.edu/postings/29759

  • Special Collections Research Librarian - Public Services

    Posted , open until filled.

    Francis Lightfoot Robb Special Collections Librarian for Public Services

    The Special Collections Research Center (SCRC) of the William & Mary Libraries is seeking a Special Collections Librarian for Public Services to deliver a range of user-focused services including, coordination of onsite and remote reference and research services; providing instruction to undergraduate and graduate classes on the use of special collections, and analyzing and interpreting primary sources; development and implementation of policies and procedures for reference, duplication, access, stacks maintenance, security, and reading room services in the SCRC in accordance with identified standards and best practices; building relationships with the Library’s Research Department and Instruction Team; compiling statistics on the use of special collections; and curation of physical and online exhibits. This position is open until filled. Review of applications begins on October 16. For the full job description and to apply: https://jobs.wm.edu/postings/29708

  • Head of Research

    Posted , open until filled.

    This year William & Mary Libraries expect to see a large number of retirements. We are seeking a head of research who is interested in implementing a shared vision for research services, outreach and instruction, and participating in search committees for several new librarians for the research team. We are excited for the opportunity to recalibrate our organization and individual responsibilities to meet the intense demand for support for instruction, research, digital scholarship, and new services across campus.

    The Head of Research will provide leadership and management for a team of research liaisons and to develop proactive services and collaborate with departments throughout the library to support the success of William & Mary students, faculty, staff, and other researchers. This position will foster a collaborative and creative work environment and be an excellent communicator. S/he will cultivate partnerships with academic units across campus, lead liaison outreach activities, serve as a liaison to selected academic units on campus, and contribute expertise to help develop and support new campus initiatives.

    Full description and to apply: http://jobs.wm.edu/postings/29327

  • Science Librarian

    Posted , open until filled.

    William & Mary Libraries is seeking a creative, collaborative, and proactive Science Librarian. The Science Librarian is a member of the Research Department at Earl Gregg Swem Library, and will cultivate partnerships that help the library understand and respond to student and faculty informational needs. The position serves as liaison to the sciences including chemistry, biology, physics, geology, and applied sciences.

    A critical aspect of this position requires that the librarian be a strong presence in the campus science community, building and maintaining close relationships with faculty and students in order to meet their teaching, learning, research, and publication needs. The science librarian will provide direct support for teaching and learning by providing instruction sessions, workshops, web-based guides and tutorials, and targeted research services, through individual and group consultations.  S/he will also participate in collection development with responsibility for building and maintaining strong collections that reflect research and curricular needs. 

    Full description and to apply: http://jobs.wm.edu/postings/29327

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.

  • Student Graphic Designer

    Do you enjoy creative projects? W&M Libraries is seeking a student graphic designer to assist the libraries' marketing and communications efforts.