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Rachel Vacek manages the Design & Discovery department that provides front-end web development, design, content strategy, user research, accessibility expertise, and UX strategy across the entire University of Michigan Library web presence. Program managers on her team also coordinate and manage strategic initiatives within the Library IT division, providing leadership on assessment, training, library analytics, discovery, and delivery of resources and services. She has previously worked at the University of Houston, Vanderbilt University, and Miami University. Rachel regularly teaches workshops and gives presentations at local and national library conferences on UX, library web technologies, and library leadership. She was also a 2007 ALA Emerging Leader, a 2014 Library Journal Mover & Shaker, and the 2014-2015 LITA President. She can be found on Twitter at @vacekrae.


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