Librarian II – Collections & Resource Management

  • Location: Library
  • Competition Number: AS012P
  • Deadline: March 14, 2020

CBU invites applications for a full-time continuing position in the department of the Library at the rank of Librarian II to commence immediately after selection or shortly 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 5500 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. Our faculty bring passion to their teaching and research, and we are known for our smaller class sizes as well as our friendly and inclusive culture. Strong community involvement and a spirit of entrepreneurship enhance CBU’s position in post-secondary education.

Reporting to the Dean of the Library and Cultural Resources, the successful candidate will be responsible for managing the development and maintenance of the Cape Breton University Library resources in support of the University’s mission for teaching and learning, research and creative endeavours, as well as student success and achievement.

Applicants must have a MLIS from an ALA accredited institution or an equivalent degree; a minimum of 3 years of experience as a professional librarian in an academic setting, with increasing levels of responsibility; evidence of substantial professional experience with collection development; experience envisioning, establishing and implementing high-level collections strategies in support of research, teaching and learning; exceptional leadership skills with a demonstrated commitment to collaboration and the ability to articulate priorities and values across a diverse constituency. Please view the job description for the full range of responsibilities.

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

Qualified candidates are required to apply online at and provide the following:

  • a cover letter quoting reference number (AS012P) identifying your education and experience as it relates to this position;
  • a resume; and
  • complete contact information of three work related references.

Applications must be received by 12:00AM 14 March 2020. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. Once a successful candidate has been chosen, all applicants shall be notified of their status.

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, Aboriginal people, 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