2018 Annual Meeting (to be posted)
b. Toronto, ON; d. Dec. 8, 2005, Toronto, ON
1948 BA (University of Toronto)
1954 BLS (University of Toronto)
1964 MLS (University of Toronto)
1943–1945 Order Clerk and Adult Circulation Assistant, Windsor Public Library
1946–1947 District Librarian, Canadian Army
1948–1949 Branch Librarian, Windsor Public Library
1949–1955 Reference Librarian, Windsor Public Library
1955–1964 Head of Reference, Windsor Public Library
1964–1972 Assistant Professor, University of Toronto School of Library Science
1972–1980 Associate Professor, University of Toronto Faculty of Library Science
1980–1984 Professor, University of Toronto Faculty of Library Science
1984– 2005 Professor Emeritus, Faculty of Library and Information Science
Jarvi, Edith (1955). Bibliography of Windsor and Essex County.
Jarvi, Edith (1963), ed. Labour in Canada: basic books for Canadian public libraries. Ottawa.
Jarvi, Edith (1966). Bibliography and reference materials, courses 511 and 512. Toronto: School of Library Science, University of Toronto.
Jarvi, Edith (1967), ed. Guide to basic reference books. Toronto: University of Toronto School of Library Science.
Jarvi, Edith (1968), ed. Guide to basic reference books for Canadian libraries. Toronto: University of Toronto School of Library Science.
Jarvi, Edith (1975). Canadian Provincial government publications in a nutshell. Toronto: University of Toronto, Faculty of Library Science.
Jarvi, Edith (1975). Tracing Canadian provincial government publications.
Jarvi, Edith (1976). Access to Canadian government publications in Canadian academic and public libraries. Ottawa: Canadian Library Association.
Jarvi, Edith and Kristi Nilsen (1976). Canadian government publications in microform.
Jarvi, Edith, Isabel K. McLean, and Catherine MacKenzie (1978). Canadian selection: books and periodicals for libraries. Toronto: University of Toronto Press for the Centre for Research in Librarianship, Faculty of Library Science, University of Toronto.
Jarvi, Edith (1978). “ Review of National Conference on the State of Canadian Bibliography, Vancouver, Canada, May 22–24, 1974: Proceedings by Anne B. Piternick.” The Library Quarterly: Information, Community, Policy 48, 3: 362–363.
Jarvi, Edith (1981). “Review of Microlog Index: Canadian government publications and reports / Rapports et publications gouvernementales canadiennes.” Government Publications Review 8, 5: 441–443.
Jarvi, Edith T. and Diane Henderson (1983). “Canadian reference books; Or Benevolent ignorance dispelled.” Reference Services Review 11, 3: 87–95.
Jarvi, Edith (1983).”Review of English literary journals, 1900–1950: a guide to information sources by Michael N. Stanton.” Victorian Periodicals Review 16, 2: 66–67.
Canadian Association of College and University Libraries
Canadian Association of Public Libraries
Canadian Association for Special Libraries and Information Services
Canadian Library Association
Ex Libris Association
1989 Distinguished Graduate Award (received from the University of Toronto Faculty of Library and Information Science).
During World War II, Jarvi served as lieutenant in the Canadian Women's Army Corps.
As a member of the Ex Libris Association, in 1988 Professor Jarvi advocated for the establishment of the Elizabeth Morton Memorial Fund to honour the legacy of the first Executive Director of the Canadian Library Association. Professor Jarvi was the first person to make a contribution toward the Fund.
Many of the books authored by Professor Jarvi were seminal publications on reference services and resources used by librarians throughout Canada.