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Lorraine Dey Schaeffer Summers

Lorraine Dey Schaeffer Summers was American librarian.


  • Summers, Lorraine Dey Schaeffer was born on December 14, 1946 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Daughter of Joseph William and Hilda Lorraine (Ritchey) Dey.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Florida State University, 1968. Master of Science, Florida State University, 1969.


    • Extension director Santa Fe Regional Library., Gainesville, 1969-1971. Public library consultant State Library. of Florida, Tallahassee, 1971-1978, assistant state library, 1978-1984. Director administrative services National Association for Campus Activities, Columbia, South Carolina, 1984-1985.

      Assistant state library State Library. of Florida, Tallahassee, 1985—2001, retired, since 2001. Board directors, secretary Southeastern Library. Network, Inc.; consultant in field.


    • Contributor articles to professional journals.


    The state should not attempt to control the church, nor should the church seek to dominate the state. The separation of church and state should not be misconstrued as the abolition of all religious expression from public life.

    Party affiliation: Democrat


    The relationship with God in Covenant is like a marriage between human beings – both as a community and as individuals – on the one side and God in Christ on the other.

    Denomination: Methodist


    The family is the basic human community through which persons are nurtured and sustained in mutual love, responsibility, respect, and fidelity.


    Delaware President's Committee on Mental Retardation Regional Forum, Atlanta, 1975. Delegate Florida Governor's Conference on Library and Information Services, 1978, 90. Member American Library Association (organization committee 1979-1983, council 1982-1984, 93-97, resolutions committee 1983-1985, member legislation committee 1993-1995, nominating committee 1996, awards committee 1998-1999, Spectrum awards jury 1999-2000), Association Specialized and Cooperative Library.

    Agencies (director 1976-1982, chairman planning and organization committee 1976-1980, chairman nominating committee 1980-1981, chairman by laws committee 1985-1986, executive board state library agency section 1983-1986, president 1987-1988, chairman standards review committee 1990-1992), Southeastern Library. Association (executive board 1976-1980, vice president, president-elect 1994-1996, president 1996-1998, past president 1998-2000, nominating committee 2000-2002), Florida Library. Association (secretary 1978-1979, director 1976-1980, nominating committee 1995-1996), Zonta (director 1992-1995, secretary 1999-2001, member service committee since 2007), United National Comm.(chairman 2009-2010).


    • Married F. William Summers, January 28, 1984.
    • father: Joseph William Dey
    • mother: Hilda Lorraine (Ritchey) Dey
    • spouse: F. William Summers
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    Born December 14, 1946
    (age 69)
    • 1968
      Florida State University
    • 1969
      Florida State University
    • 1969 - 1971
      Extension director, Santa Fe Regional Library
      Gainesville, Georgia, United States
    • 1971 - 1978
      public library consultant, State Library of Florida
      Tallahassee, Florida, United States
    • 1984 - 1985
      director, administrative services National Association for Campus Activities
      Columbia, Missouri, United States
    • 1985 - 2001
      assistant, state library State Library of Florida
      Tallahassee, Florida, United States