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

  • Digital Archivist

    Posted , open until filled.

    The Digital Archivist will lead efforts to acquire, preserve, and provide access to born-digital and digitized archival and special collections materials. In partnership with the Head of Digital Services and other members of the William & Mary Libraries’ Digital Services Advisory Group, the Digital Archivist will be part of digital program development, including providing vision and support for SCRC’s online presence and collection management system and the William and Mary Libraries’ digital archive. The Digital Archivist will collaborate with library and campus partners to develop a comprehensive digital preservation plan for William & Mary and provide leadership in assessing preservation and access needs for digital content. The successful candidate will coordinate the transfer of digital materials from a variety of current and legacy media formats such as tape, floppy disks, CDs, and hard drives, and will implement mechanisms for ensuring the authenticity, preservation and access of this material. He/she will work closely with the University Archivist to develop processes for the routine acquisition, preservation, and access of born-digital materials created by William & Mary, including email, websites, social media, and other electronic records. Full job description: https://jobs.wm.edu/postings/26852

  • Discovery and Systems Librarian

    Posted , open until filled.

    The Discovery and Systems Librarian will learn our new Alma and Primo system, assume a leadership role in its configuration and ongoing development, and collaborate closely with staff in our libraries and in our consortium in order to make it the best library catalog possible. He/She will work within a team environment to serve as the lead manager of the Alma library system and of three separate instances of the Primo discovery catalog: for William and Mary, for Richard Bland College’s Library, and for Colonial Williamsburg’s Rockefeller Library. She/he will convene colleagues across the libraries to discuss the creation of standards, the development of new workflows, and the implementation of enhancements to the behind-the-scenes system and the public-facing catalog. Full job description: https://jobs.wm.edu/postings/26661

  • Library Assistant

    Posted , open until filled.

    The Library Assistant is a position with a high degree of responsibility in McLeod Business Library, a branch of William & Mary Libraries. Under the leadership and direction of the Associate Director of the McLeod Business Library, the Library Assistant provides quick, correct, and professional answers for basic to intermediate inquiries using online subscription databases and other resources in order to help users find the information that they need. Offers instruction and advice to patrons concerning business research and how to use the library. Assists with the basic use and navigation of computing resources and assists in hiring, training and assessing student employees. Full job description: https://jobs.wm.edu/postings/26470.

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.