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Shirley Mendel Simon Edit Profile

Librarian

Shirley Mendel Simon was American librarian.

Background

Simon, Shirley Mendel was born on March 15, 1918 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Daughter of Arthur Sidney and Edith Janet Mendel.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Education, Chicago Teachers College, 1939;postgraduate, University of Chicago, 1940-1941;postgraduate, University of Wisconsin, 1944.

Career

Children's library, Chicago Public Library., 1939-1942, 45-48;civilian instructor, United States Air Force, Chicago and Madison, Wisconsin, 1942-1945;teacher, Chicago Public Schools, 1948-1957;reference library, Gail Borden Public Library., Elgin, Illinois, since 1972. Consultant in horticulture.

Membership

Environmental chairman League of Women Voters, Crystal Lake and Elgin, Illinois. Vice president Beautification Commission, Elgin, 1976-1985. Member American Association of University Women (Susan B. Anthony award, Educational Foundation Named grant 1981), League of Women Voters (treasurer 1994—1999), Illinois Library.

Association, Landscape Design Critics Council (secretary 1987-1989), Nature Study and Camera Club of Morton Arboretum (secretary 1982), Hadassah (life member, Elgin chapter, publicity chairman 1986-1987, treasurer 1988-1991), Art For All, Foy Valky Camera Club.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: photography, gardening, music.

Connections

Married Wilbur Simon, May 2, 1957 (deceased December 15, 1984). Children: Eleanor A., Miriam R.

father:
Arthur Sidney

mother:
Edith Janet Mendel

spouse:
Wilbur Simon

child:
Eleanor A. Simon

child:
Miriam R. Simon