Liaison Librarian, Shannon School of Business (Limited Term)

  • Location: CBU
  • Competition Number: 48
  • Deadline: July 18, 2024 at 11:59 pm

The Department of Library and Cultural Resources at Cape Breton University invites applications for a full-time limited term position (approximately 16 months) at the rank of Librarian I/II. This position will commence August, 2024 (or as soon as possible thereafter) until December 2025.

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 7000 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 fulfil liaising duties with the Shannon School of Business (SSOB), supporting on-campus and distance students and faculty in undergraduate and graduate programming including: information literacy instruction, reference services, student outreach, and collections development in support of the University’s mission for teaching and learning, research and creative endeavors, as well as 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 an equivalent degree, along with 2 years of relevant experience as a librarian, experience and/or knowledge of the business sector, or combination.

CBU teaches programs on campus, off campus in locations across and outside of Canada, and on-line. The university and its partners will therefore provide opportunities for faculty members to teach in different modes in different locations as part of their regular workload. While these opportunities may not be available equally for all faculty positions in all programs, a clear willingness to teach in different modes and locations will be noted as part of your application.

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

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 may be required to submit three reference letters.


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

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


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Applications must be received by July 18th, 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