Simone Horst

Simone Horst

Office Phone: (540) 432-4178


Main Campus, Harrisonburg

Office Location: LB 301B

Office Hours: 9-4 MWF, Tues and Thurs by appt

Special Collections Librarian


Simone grew up in Elkhart, IN and came to EMU as an undergraduate. She earned her B.A. in History from EMU in 2012 then went on to earn her MLIS from the University of South Carolina in 2014.

Her interest in EMU’s special collections began her freshman year of college when she applied for a job as a work-study student in the EMU Archives. She worked as a student in both the EMU Archives and Menno Simons Historical Library for six years prior to becoming the Special Collections Librarian in 2014.

Her research interests include the history of the book, the digitization of library and archival material, Mennonite history, and genealogy.

Simone lives in Harrisonburg with her husband Michael and enjoys gardening, cooking, and reading.


MLIS, University of South Carolina, 2014
BA, Eastern Mennonite University, 2012

Church, Community and Professional Service

Virginia Mennonite Conference Historical Committee, 2015-present

Professional Memberships

Virginia Library Association (VLA) 2012-Present
VLA Local History, Genealogy, and Oral History Forum 2013-present