Patricia Schaefer

Trustee Emeritus

Patricia Schaefer

Patricia Schaefer was Director for the Muncie Public Library from 1959 to 1986. Her other professional experience includes employment with Columbus Public Library Assistant, Fort Wayne Fine Arts Foundation Secretary, Home Telephone Company, WOWO, and U.S. Rubber Co.

Schaefer earned an undergraduate degree in music from Northwestern University, a master’s in music from the University of Illinois, and a master’s in library science from the University of Michigan. In 2003, she was awarded an honorary doctorate of Library Science from Indiana Tech.

Schaefer’s civic and professional involvement includes:

  • The Nature Conservancy, Indiana
  • Altrusa International, Inc. of Muncie
  • Wapehani Co. Girl Scouts U.S.A
  • Community Foundation. Muncie and Delaware County
  • Franklin Electric Company
  • Milton S. Eisenhower Library at Johns Hopkins University
  • Muncie Matinee Musicale
  • Indiana Renaissance Fair
  • Minnetrista Cultural Center
  • ARC, Hoosier Heartland Chapter
  • American Red Cross, Hoosier Heartland Chapter
  • Muncie YWCA
  • President’s Council, Berea College
  • Masterwork Chorale
  • Delaware County Council for the Arts
  • Midwest Writers’ Workshop
  • Advisory Council College of Fine Arts, Ball State University
  • Indiana Humanities Council, WIPB-TV
  • Muncie Symphony Association
  • Muncie Symphony Orchestra
  • National League of American Pen Women, Midwest Writers Workshop
  • WIPB Public Television Board of Directors
  • Mayor’s Book Committee and the Indiana Humanities Council

Schaefer’s interests include writing, public broadcasting, education, and the humanities.