Indigenous Information Services Librarian

  • Location: CBU
  • Competition Number: F178P
  • Deadline: January 26, 2024 at 11:59 pm

The Department of Library and Cultural Resources at聽CBU聽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鈥檚 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聽CBU聽Strategic Plan and Academic Plan but also the Calls to Action of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.

One of Canada鈥檚 youngest and most ambitious universities, 小猪视频recognizes its location on Cape Breton Island as part of Mi鈥檏ma鈥檏i, the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi鈥檏maq people. 小猪视频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鈥檚 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.

小猪视频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鈥檚 stunning east coast, 小猪视频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鈥 histories and cultures in what is now called Canada.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Mi鈥檏maq communities, organizations, and leadership within Mi鈥檏ma鈥檏i.
  • 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.

The union affiliation of this position is with the 小猪视频 Faculty Association.

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Applications must be received by January 26, 2024.


小猪视频 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.



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