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Sherrill Cheda

Maiden name: Sherrill Schneider

b. 1936, Osgood, Indiana; d. June, 2008 Toronto ON


BA 1958; MLS 1963 (Indiana)


1962-1964 Enoch Pratt Free Library, Baltimore
1964-1966 Librarian, San Francisco State College
1967 Cataloguer, University of British Columbia
1966-1969 Librarian, Simon Fraser University
1969-1973 Librarian, Indian and Eskimo Association, Toronto
1973-1978 Chief Librarian, Seneca College, Toronto
1978-1979 Chair, Applied Arts Division, Seneca College, Toronto


Cheda, Sherrill, comp. (1974). “Women: a selected annotated bibliography.” Prepared for Women's day, Canadian Library  Association Annual Conference, Winnipeg, Manitoba, June 1974. Ottawa: Canadian Library Association.

“The library in the political process.”  (1974). [sound recording]  Al Bowron, Sherrill Cheda. Moderator John Marshall.  Toronto: University of Toronto, Faculty of Library Science.  2  sound cassettes.

Marsden, Lorna R. and Sherrill Cheda. (1984). Women and management in libraries.Toronto: University of Toronto Library & Information Science Alumni  Association. (Bertha Bassam lecture in librarianship, 5, 1978).


Co-founder of Emergency Librarian , with Phyllis Jaffe and Barbara Clubb.
Sherrill Cheda Graduate Scholarship in Women's Studies, York University. Established in 2008 to honour Sherrill's “contributions to feminism and her dedication to making a difference.”

Other areas of activity:

1979- Executive Director, Canadian Periodical Publisher's Association
1986- Ontario Ministry of Culture and Communications
1991-1995 Ontario Publishing Centre
Member, New Feminists; Columnist for Chatelaine; Registrar, Ontario Arts Council


Described by Sandra Martin as “a feminist librarian, arts administrator, and cultural activist.”
“She was convinced of her principles, strong in her views. They were important to her”  - Phyllis Jaffe


Emergency Librarian, September 1, 2008, Frances Rooney, “Celebrating the history of a radical feminist Canadian periodical.” Accessed August 15, 2013.
Walker, Susan. “Sherrill Cheda, 72: Arts activist loved books.” Accessed 15 August 2013.
University of Toronto Library catalogue.
“Feminism and professionalism in librarianship: an interview with Sherrill Cheda. Canadian Library Journal, 34 (1974): 520.

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