Liaison Librarian – Health Sciences and School of Nursing (SoN)

  • Location: CBU
  • Competition Number: F179P
  • Deadline: January 25, 2024 at 11:59 pm

The Department of Library and Cultural Resources at CBU invites applications for a full-time continuing position at the rank of Librarian I/II. This position will commence February 12, 2024 (or as soon as possible thereafter).

One of Canada’s youngest and most ambitious universities, CBU recognizes its location on Cape Breton Island as part of Mi’kma’ki, the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq people. CBU offers a comprehensive set of liberal arts, science, and professional programs and a unique commitment to community, economic development, aboriginal learning, and research into many aspects of environment and culture. Currently home to approximately 9000 students, CBU’s vision of higher education allows students to pursue diverse fields of study in programs with national reputations in final year student satisfaction, faculty-student interaction, and employability.

CBU delivers an authentic multicultural experience to all who become part of its academic community. Surrounded by pristine natural landscape, vibrant culture, and welcoming communities on Canada’s stunning east coast, CBU attracts students from more than 50 countries around the world. Our faculty bring passion to their teaching and research and we are known for our friendly and inclusive culture. Strong community involvement and a spirit of entrepreneurship enhance CBU’s position in post-secondary education.

The successful candidate will support students and faculty in undergraduate and graduate programming (in-person programming and distance programming) through: information literacy instruction, reference services, student outreach, and collections development. As a member of the Library and Cultural Resources Department team the Liaison Librarian will support the University’s mission for quality teaching and learning, research and creative endeavors, and student success and achievement. CBU librarians also perform functional roles based on need, experience and skillset.

Candidates should have a Master’s degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA-accredited program or equivalent degree. Minimum 2 years of relevant experience as a professional librarian.

Applicants are expected to demonstrate potential and commitment with regard to professional practice; service; and scholarly activity.

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


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Applications must be received by January 25, 2024.


Cape Breton University is strongly committed to fostering diversity within our community. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our staff, our faculty and its scholarship including, but not limited to, women, visible minorities, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. Please note that all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply but applications from Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.


Cape Breton University

Human Resources Dept.

1250 Grand Lake Road, Sydney, NS B1M 1A2