Indigenous Information Services Librarian

  • Location: CBU
  • Competition Number: F178P
  • Deadline: June 28, 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. This position will commence March 4, 2024 (or as soon as possible thereafter).

CBU’s Library and Cultural Resources Department is an inclusive, service-oriented team, which strives to support student success and faculty engagement. Our work is lead by the CBU Strategic Plan and Academic Plan but also the Calls to Action of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.

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 provide department-wide coordination and leadership in the delivery of Indigenous related information services. The successful candidate will also work closely with Indigenous and non-Indigenous faculty, researchers, staff, and students to support learning and research on Indigenous topics in all disciplines.

Candidates should have:

  • Graduate degree from an accredited program of library, or information science, or equivalent internationally accredited program.
  • Minimum 2 years of relevant experience as a librarian, experience and/or knowledge of the cultural/heritage sector, or combination.
  • Demonstrated knowledge, understanding, and/or experience of Indigenous scholarship, Indigenous information services, and Indigenous Peoples’ histories and cultures in what is now called Canada.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Mi’kmaq communities, organizations, and leadership within Mi’kma’ki.
  • Demonstrated understanding of Indigenous relationality or relationship building.
  • Familiarity with academic library and archival systems and their applications to reference and research services used in an academic environment.
  • Strong analytical, organizational, and problem-solving skills.

Applications for the successful candidate will include:

  • a cover letter describing the expertise of the applicant
  • a complete resume
  • A list of least three references.
    • Short listed candidates will be required to submit three reference letters.

Please upload all required documents to Additional Documents if no designated area is listed. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

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

Click here to view more information and to apply.

Applications must be received by June 28, 2024 @11:59:59PM

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