DATE ENTERED: September 5, 2018
POSITION: Instruction and Research Librarian
LOCATION: William & Mary, Williamsburg, VA
APPLY BY: The position is open until filled

William & Mary Libraries is seeking a creative, collaborative, and enthusiastic Instruction and Research Librarian.  Reporting to the Head of Research, the librarian will build and maintain close relationships with faculty and students in order to meet their teaching, learning, research, and publication needs.  .  The librarian will engage students in the learning process by providing instruction sessions, workshops, online guides and tutorials, and individual research assistance. They will serve as liaison to campus groups and academic disciplines, including psychology.

A critical aspect of this position requires the librarian to be a strong presence in the campus community, actively seeking outreach and engagement opportunities related to the library’s strategic plan, especially efforts to advance scholarly communication.
W&M Libraries is a learning organization; we seek people with an interest in continual learning and development through work related experiences, training, and professional development.  The responsibilities will evolve as the library environment changes.  Librarians participate in campus and library committees and in professional activities outside of W&M as well, with a focus on trends and developments in librarianship.

The librarian will be joining a team of experienced librarians who value collaboration and will help mentor their newest colleague.  This is a permanent 12-month, non-tenure track professional position. The Libraries support and encourage participation in conferences and other relevant professional development opportunities.  We are committed to fostering an environment where diversity, inclusion and equity are viewed as fundamental to our mission and integral to our service model on campus and in the broader community.

We are committed to enhancing and promoting diversity and inclusion and encourage individuals who have life experiences similar to those of underrepresented populations of the University to apply.

Required Qualifications:

  • ALA-accredited master’s degree in library science (MLS) or library and information science (MLIS), conferred prior to appointment
  • Demonstrated interest in information literacy theory and practice
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Strong commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity and inclusion

About our University:
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.

Living in Williamsburg offers residents multiple opportunities to explore 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.

Librarians are 12-month professional faculty, eligible for a range of benefits; please visit the HR website for more information:

This position is open until filled, with preference given to those applications received by October 1, 2018.  Candidates may submit a cover letter, resume, statement related to diversity and inclusion, and contact information for three professional references at:

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