Giselle Simon

Conservator at the University of Iowa Libraries
Adjunct Lecturer, Bookbinding and Conservation

Giselle Simón is the Con­ser­va­tor at the Uni­ver­sity of Iowa Libraries and Adjunct Faculty at the University of Iowa Center for the Book. Her inter­est in books, prints, and paper began at the Kansas City Art Insti­tute, where she received a BFA in print­mak­ing in 1990. She began book con­ser­va­tion work at North­west­ern Uni­ver­sity Library in 1992, studying with Scott Kellar and Deborah Howe. From 2001–2012 she worked at the New­berry Library in Chicago, first as Col­lec­tions Con­ser­va­tor and then as Direc­tor of Con­ser­va­tion Ser­vices. She has taught book­bind­ing and con­ser­va­tion classes at Colum­bia Col­lege Chicago Cen­ter for the Book and Paper Arts and col­lec­tions care courses at the Uni­ver­sity of Chicago’s Gra­ham School. She is a Co-Director for Paper and Book Intensive, a working sabbatical for paper and book practitioners.