Posted, by Laura Syms, on behalf of Human Resources, Cape Breton University



Cape Breton University (CBU) is located on Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia’s tourism centrepiece and home to rich Celtic, Mi’kmaq, and Acadian culture. CBU has a reputation for small class sizes, strong community involvement, and strong internal support for faculty research.


CBU invites applications for a full-time probationary position in the Library at the rank of Librarian I to commence July 2010 or sooner.


The successful candidate will offer multi- disciplinary reference services and information literacy instruction, as well as provide collection development and liaison with academic departments (primarily education, humanities and social sciences). Other duties and work on special projects will be assigned as opportunities and needs arise. The working schedule currently includes one evening per week and one Saturday per month.


Applicants must have an MLIS from an ALA accredited institution with preference being given to candidates with a minimum of one year experience in an academic library.


The union affiliation of this position is with the Cape Breton University Faculty Association -


Qualified candidates should send to the Human Resources Department:

-               a letter of application quoting the reference number (LIB1001-APLA) and identifying his/her education and experience as it relates to this position;

-               a curriculum vitae;

-               three current letters of reference (sent directly to CBU) to the Human Resources Department;

-               a copy of academic transcripts (official transcripts will be required of the successful candidate).


Applications must be received by 4:00 p.m. February 26, 2010. Email applicants will receive a return email confirming receipt.


We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.


Cape Breton University is an equal opportunities/affirmative action employer. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Cape Breton University encourages applications from qualified Aboriginal People, African Canadians or other persons from a visible minority group, persons with disabilities and women. Applicants who wish to be considered for this initiative should self-identify in their cover letter.


We share the air! CBU promotes a smoke and scent-free workplace.


Cape Breton University                                        Human Resources Dept.

P.O. Box 5300, 1250 Grand Lake Road                           (902)563-1158 tel.

Sydney, NS  B1P 6L2                                                    (902)563-1458 fax

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