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Sherrill Cheda

Maiden name: Sherrill Schneider

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

Education:

BA 1958; MLS 1963 (Indiana)

Positions:

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

Publications:

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).

Accomplishments:

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

Comments:

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

Sources:

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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