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.