IT Staff

Amy Drayer

Amy Drayer

User Interface Developer II
+1 612 626 1885

About My Work

What I Do

Develop and maintain the University Libraries’ website design applying usability and analytics for optimal user experience.

Presentations and Publications
  • Lessons Learned in Building a Catalog from Scratch
  • New Catalogs: From Scratch
  • Building Delightful Online User Experiences
  • This May Not Be For You: Overcoming Self-Centered Design
  • SVG on lib.umn.edu

Areas of Professional Expertise
Digital accessibility
Inclusive design
Usability testing
Front end development
Technical Advisory Council Domain Expertise
Usability
Technology Advisory Council Member

About Me

Education

  • University of Minnesota, Bachelor of Arts in Classical Civilization (minors in Latin and Information Technology)

  • University of Wisconsin, Master of Arts in Library and Information Studies

Fun Facts

  • We rescued two English Cocker Spaniels from the Spanish Canary Islands from a Germany animal shelter.

  • I have my own library, which is filled beyond capacity. I <heart> reading.

  • I take New Year’s Resolutions seriously; mine are typically 1-2 pages long.

What I Love About My Job

  • I love growing into my work towards more inclusive design.

  • Making our tools better for our users.

  • Plenty of opportunities to get outside.