Instruction and Research Librarian (four openings)–William & Mary–Williamsburg, VA

This year, the William & Mary Libraries saw a large number of retirements. We are excited for the opportunity to recalibrate our organization and individual responsibilities to meet the intense demand for support for instruction, research, outreach, and digital scholarship across campus. We are seeking four Instruction and Research Librarians who can bring a positive, creative, playful approach to problem solving, serving as excellent colleagues and partners in relationship building.

Instruction and Research Librarian (four openings)

William & Mary Libraries is seeking a creative, collaborative, and enthusiastic Instruction and Research Librarian. Reporting to the Head of Research, the librarian will cultivate partnerships that help the libraries understand and respond to student and faculty informational needs.

A critical aspect of this position requires that the librarian be a strong presence in the campus community, building and maintaining close relationships with faculty and students in order to meet their teaching, learning, research, and publication needs. The Instruction and Research Librarian will engage students in the learning process by providing instruction sessions, workshops, and online guides and tutorials. They will provide individual research assistance, including consultations, and participate in collection development. They will serve as liaison to campus groups and academic disciplines, including those in the social sciences and humanities.

The successful candidate will have an opportunity to build expertise as part of William & Mary Libraries’ effort to advance scholarly communication and data management services; therefore, the successful candidate should have an interest in the extensive scholarly communications landscape, including digital scholarship, open access platforms, open educational resources, open data, copyright, and related intellectual property issues.

The librarian will work in a team environment in the W&M Libraries and must have willingness and interest in continual learning and development through work related experiences, training, and professional development. The responsibilities will evolve as the library environment changes.

Librarians play a key role in the educational mission of William & Mary by establishing strong relationships with faculty and students, and connecting them to the services, content, and tools that meet their research, teaching, and learning needs. They participate in Library-wide committees and in professional activities outside of W&M, and monitor developments and best practices in academic librarianship.

Salary is commensurate with experience, with a minimum of $50,000.

Required Qualifications:

· ALA-accredited master’s degree in library science (MLS) or library and information science (MLIS), conferred prior to appointment

· Demonstrated knowledge of information literacy theory and practice

· Demonstrates excellent communication skills

· Demonstrated ability to engage in outreach to build, enhance, and sustain partnerships with the campus community

· Demonstrates a strong commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity and inclusion

Preferred Qualifications:

· Experience working in an academic library

· Academic degree in social sciences or humanities

· Experience working in a collaborative, team environment

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.

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 by acknowledging and supporting the need for balance in the work, family and personal lives of employees which, in turn, enables and sustains a productive workplace. Librarians are 12-month professional faculty. To view benefits available, please go to

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.

These positions are open until filled, with preference given to those applications received by May 18, 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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