Rebecka Sheffield (2015). The Emergence, Development and Survival of Four Lesbian and Gay Archives. University of Toronto (Dissertation). Committee: Patrick Keilty (chair), Fiorella Foscarini, Judith Taylor & Anne Gilliland (external). [PDF]
PUBLICATIONS Peer-Reviewed Articles
Rebecka Sheffield (2016). "More than Acid-Free Folders: Extending our Concept of Preservation to Include the Stewardship of Unexplored Histories." Library Trends. Special Issue on Librarianship Core Values. 64(3). [PDF]
Rebecka Sheffield. (2014). “The Bedside Table Archives: Archive Intervention and Lesbian Intimate Domestic Culture.” Special Issue on Queer Archives. Radical History Review. 120.
Wendy M. Duff, Elizabeth Yakel, Helen R. Tibbo, Joan M. Cherry, Aprille McKay, Magia G. Krause & Rebecka Shefﬁeld. (2010). “The Development, Testing, and Evaluation of the Archival Metrics Toolkits.” The American Archivist, 73(2).
Wendy M. Duff, Joan M. Cherry & Rebecka Shefﬁeld. (2010). “‘Creating a Better Understanding of Who We Are’: A Survey of Graduates of a Museum Studies Program.” Museum Management & Curatorship, 24(5).
Rebecka Sheffield & Marcel Barriault, eds. (2009). Special Section on Queer Archives. Archivaria 68. [PDF]
Rebecka Sheffield. (2009). “‘Smelly Knowledge’: An Information Audit of the Sunnydale High Library in Buffy the Vampire Slayer.” Faculty of Information Quarterly 2(1). [PDF]
Rebecka Sheffield. (2008). “‘We’d Lose Our Shirt’: How Canada’s Cultural Policy Has Shaped the Canadian Literary Canon.” Faculty of Information Quarterly 1(3). [PDF]
PUBLICATIONS Edited Special Issues
Rebecka Sheffield and Marcel Barriault, eds. (2009). Special Section on Queer Archives. Archivaria 68. [PDF]
PUBLICATIONS Book Chapters
Rebecka Sheffield. (forthcoming). "Social Justice Struggles for Rights, Equality and Identity." Eds. Wendy Duff, Andrew Flinn and David Wallace. Archives, Recordkeeping and Social Justice. London, UK: Ashgate.
Rebecka Sheffield (2017). "Community Archives". Eds. Terry Eastwood & Heather MacNeil. Currents in Archival Thinking, 2nd Ed. Santa Barbara: Libraries Unlimited.
Rebecka Sheffield and Kate Zieman. (2015). “Privacy, Context & Pride: The Management of Digital Photographs in a Queer Archives.” In Rachel Wexelbaum, ed. Queers Online: LGBT Digital Practices in Libraries, Archives, and Museums. Los Angeles, CA: Litwin.
PUBLICATIONS Book Reviews
"Ephemeral Material: Queering the Archives," Book Review. Archivaria 81 (Spring 2016).
“The Archival Turn in Feminism: Outrage in Order,” Book Review. Archivaria 78 (Fall 2014).
“Social Media and Heritage: Understanding Heritage in a Participatory Culture,” Book Review. Archivaria 76 (Fall 2013).
“Letting Go? Sharing Historical Authority in a User-Generated World,” Book Review. Archivaria 75 (Spring 2013).
PUBLICATIONS Conference Proceedings
Wendy Duff, Jennifer Carter, Costis Dallas, Lynne Howarth, Seamus Ross, Rebecka Sheffield & Cassandra Tilson, “The Changing Museum Environment in North America and the Impact of Technology on Museum Work." In Proceedings: Cultural Heritage On Line. Empowering Users: An Active Role for User Communities. Rinascimento Digitale, Florence (2009), 103-107.
PUBLICATIONS Reports and Additional Publications
Stephanie Chambers, Jane Farrow, Marueen FitzGerald, Ed Jackson, John Lorinc, Tim McCaskell, Rebecka Sheffield, Tatum Taylor & Rahim Thawer, eds. (2017) Any Other Way: How Toronto Got Queer. Toronto: Coach House Books.
Rebecka Sheffield, Sean Kidd & Kwame McKenzie. (2011). “Trans Programming at the 519 Church Street Community Centre: A Case Study in Social Entrepreneurship.” Report for the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Social Equity & Research Program. Toronto.
Rebecka Shefﬁeld. (2010). “Queer in the Archives: Canadian Lesbian & Gay Archives.” Newsletter of the Committee on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender History, 24(2). Washington, DC: American Historical Association.
Wendy Duff, Jennifer Carter, Costis Dallas, Lynne Howarth, Seamus Ross, Rebecka Shefﬁeld, & Cassandra Tilson. (2009) “Museum Knowledge Workers for the 21st Century.” Ottawa, Ontario: Canadian Heritage Information Network (CHIN).
Rebecka Sheffield & Kate Zieman, eds. (2005). We're Here, We're Queer, We're Used to It: A Collection of Writing by Young Queer Women. Toronto: homosaywhat?
“Criss‐Crossing Social Movement Theory and Archival Theory for a New Understanding of Community Archives.” ALISE. Chicago, IL. January 25-28, 2015.
“‘Make Yourself at Home’: Strategic Actions and Sustainability at Four Lesbian and Gay Archives.” Sexuality Studies Association annual meeting. Congress 2014. St. Catharines, ON. May 29-30, 2014.
“A Study of the Trajectories and Strategic Actions of Four Lesbian and Gay Archives.” 2014 Queer Places, Practices, and Lives Symposium. Ohio State University. May 16-17, 2014.
“From Radical Queer Politics to Sanitized Public Art: Toronto AIDS Memorial Exhibition at Queen’s Park.” Association of Canadian Archivists (ACA) annual meeting. June 14-16, 2013.
“"Privacy, Context & Pride: The Management of Digital Photographs in a Queer Archives". Archives Association of Ontario (AAO) annual conference, Ottawa, ON. May 29-31, 2013.
“‘There’s a Gay Archives?’: Community Engagement at the Canadian Lesbian & Gay Archives.” (CLGA). Archives Association of Ontario Annual Conference. Thunder Bay, ON. June 17, 2011.
“Sustaining Passion and Encouraging Diversity: Community Engagement at the Canadian Lesbian & Gay Archives.” LGBT Archives-Libraries-Museums-Special Collections (ALMS) grassroots conference, West Hollywood, CA. May 13, 2011.
“Investigating the Information Seeking Behaviour of LGBT Prospective Parents During the Adoption Process.” Social Aetiology of Mental Illness Training Program annual conference, CAMH, Toronto, ON. November 19, 2010.
“To Begin in the Archives: Positioning Queer Archives as Tactics of Pleasure”. Doing Queer Studies Now conference, University of Michigan Ann Arbor. October 21-23, 2010
“‘We’d Lose Our Shirt!’: How Canada’s Cultural Policy Has Shaped the Canadian Literary Canon". Housing Memories Graduate Conference at the University of Toronto, Faculty of Information, Toronto, ON. March 2009.
“Confidential Pride: Balancing Access and Privacy in Queer Archives.” Association of Canadian Archivists (ACA) annual conference, Fredericton, NB. June 2008.
“Citizen Archivists: Transcribing History for Future Generations.” Ontario Library and Information Technology Association (OLITA) Digital Odyssey 2012. June 8, 2012.
“Rainbow Hollinger Boxes: Outreach and Advocacy at the Canadian Gay & Lesbian Archives”. American Library Association annual conference, Washington, DC. June 27, 2010.