COUNTER has appointed Heather Loehr to the Board of Directors, May 28, 2020. Ms. Loehr is the Electronic Resources Librarian and Coordinator of Library Instruction at Hanover College as well as the Coordinator of the Analytics Administration Team for the Private Academic Library Network of Indiana Inc. (PALNI).
Her PALNI work providing support for analytics, data gathering, and reporting for a consortium of 24 small private college, university, and seminary libraries has been valued by the PALNI supported institutions and the OCLC community. Ms. Loehr is a strong supporter of usage standards and contributes actively to the OCLC member community in the areas of Reports and Analytics. Her leadership in the successful creation of a common set of ACRL and IPEDS reporting instructions and guides for all OCLC users has been recognized and appreciated by many.
In announcing the nomination, COUNTER Project Director Lorraine Estelle stated, “The Board were very pleased to nominate you, not only because of your work as a member of PALNI, but also because it is important to have representation from a smaller university.”
The appointment was made at COUNTER’s Annual General Meeting, held virtually, on May 28, 2020. Ms. Loehr will serve a 3-year term ending in 2023.
COUNTER is a non-profit organization supported by a global community of library, publisher and vendor members, who contribute to the development of the Code of Practice through working groups and outreach. The COUNTER Code of Practice helps librarians demonstrate the value of electronic resources by facilitating the recording and reporting of online resource usage stats in a consistent and credible way. For more information about COUNTER please visit https://www.projectcounter.org/about/