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

  • Acquisitions and Accounting Assistant

    Posted , open until filled.

    The Acquisitions & Accounting Assistant 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.

    This position 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 Acquisitions and Accounting Assistant 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 for this position, please go to https://jobs.wm.edu/postings/32623


  • W&M Libraries Mosaic Diversity Fellowships

    Posted , open until filled.

    In response to a report by Ithaka S+R related to underrepresented groups, W&M Libraries developed the Mosaic Diversity Program, which provides valuable, paid library work experience to recent graduates interested in exploring library careers Applicants of minority backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. Selected individual(s) will be matched with a library project in the following areas: Institutional Repository, Special Collections, Digital Services and Reeder Media Center. The fellowship program also includes mentorship and programming around topics including diversity and inclusion, librarianship, and issues in higher education. Please visit our website for full program details: https://libraries.wm.edu/mosaic.

    Required qualifications:  Recent graduate of a 4-year institution of higher education in Virginia.

    For additional information, and special applications instructions, please visit https://jobs.wm.edu/postings/32346




  • 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 more information and to apply for this position, please visit https://jobs.wm.edu/postings/32002

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.

  • Special Collections Assistant

    Student assistants staff the Special Collections reception desk, retrieve materials for researchers, and perform collection related duties, such as description and re-housing.

  • Research Graduate Student Assistant

    The Swem Library Research Department has openings for Public Service Assistants. The students in this position will work up to 20 hours per week.

  • Interlibrary Loan Borrowing Assistant

    Interlibrary loan students workers play an extremely significant and essential role in the efficient daily operations of the Interlibrary Loan Department.