Jobs in the Washington & Lee Libraries


Washington and Lee University strives to recruit and retain exceptionally qualified faculty and staff who are committed to the values of the University. We work to provide compensation consistent with peer institutions, enhanced benefits, training opportunities, and work-life initiatives that allow employees to be successful at home and at work.

The University Library is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse community. We joined the ACRL Diversity Alliance in 2022, and are active in several other initiatives to support the recruitment and retention of minoritized library staff and faculty. We are also working to improve the accessibility of our spaces and services (see https://library.wlu.edu/accessibility.html), focusing on improving the sense of belonging for library users and employees alike.

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Student Employment

The University Library hires more than three dozen work-study student staff every academic year. Eligible students may view available positions using the Financial Aid Online system.

Work-Study Student Handbook

Staff Positions

Nearly a dozen library staff manage aspects of library operations, including building management, circulation services, interlibrary loan, collections purchasing (acquisitions), cataloging, digitization, and management, and special collections operations.

Current openings


Faculty Positions

Library faculty members participate in the educational mission of the University by working with students, faculty, staff, administrators, and the general community. As non-tenure track members of the College, the roughly dozen library faculty work in research services, access and discovery services, special collections and archives, digital information management and education, and library administration.

Current openings:

  • none

Positions in the Law Library

The Law Library is a unit of the W&L Law School, and serves the students, faculty, staff, and clinics of the school with resources, reference, and instruction in legal information.

Current openings:

  • No open positions at this time.

Please contact Assistant Dean of Legal Information Michelle Cosby at mcosby@wlu.edu for more information.

Jobs at W&L

Employment Opportunities at W&L

Employment Information and Accommodations

Employee Benefits Guide

Employee Resource Group Program