Please quote reference number LIB1110 on all correspondence


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 the full-time position of Librarian, at the rank of Librarian I/II, to commence January 2012. Reporting to the Director of Library Services, the successful candidate will primarily be responsible for electronic resources including search engines, databases, content management tools, emerging technologies and components of integrated library systems such as journal resolvers and document delivery platforms. Working in a collaborative environment, duties will also include offering multi-disciplinary reference services and information literacy instruction. The regular work schedule includes one evening per week and one Saturday per month. Applicants must have an MLIS from an ALA accredited institution and preference will be given candidates with prior 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;

- a resume;

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

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



Applications must be received by 4:00 p.m. November 4, 2011.

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.

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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