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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
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:

Executive Director, Canadian Periodical Publisher's Association,
Ontario  Ministry of Culture and Communications
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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