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COUNTER Annual General Meeting 2021

We look forward to meeting our members at our Annual General Meeting on 19 May at
15:00 BST
10:00 EDT
16:00 CEST

This is a great opportunity to meet the directors of COUNTER and hear about they work they and our wonderful volunteer members undertook last year, and our plans for the forthcoming year. This includes the update to the Code of Practice in July (5.0.2) and plans for the 5.1 release in 2024.

Our agenda

  • Celebrating the work of COUNTER members
  • Minutes of the last meeting
  • John McDonald – using COUNTER data in library decision making.
  • Acceptance of the Accounts for Counter Online Metrics for 2020
  • Acceptance of the Directors’ report for 2020
    – you can read the report here.
  • Renewal of Anne Osterman as a Director of the Board for a further three-years
  • Appointment of one new Director: John McDonald from EBSCO
  • Appointment of A.J.Carter as our auditor
  • Your opportunity to talk to the COUNTER directors.

We very much look forward to meeting you, but if you are unable to attend in person, you may use this proxy form.

Please register you attendance at here.


About John McDonald

John McDonald currently serves as the Director of Product Management for Analytics & Assessment for EBSCO Information Services. He leads the development of products that help libraries and librarians to better understand their users, their usage, and the value of their collections & services. Just released, EBSCO newest product, Panorama, is designed as a library-centric modern analytics platform that provides librarians with a robust tool to connect disparate user engagement and usage data with output and outcomes data enabling new insights. Prior to EBSCO, John was the Associate Dean for Collections at the University of Southern California Libraries. Prior positions include serving as Chief Information Officer and Library Director for the Claremont Colleges and as Acquisitions Librarian at Caltech. John’s professional background in higher education and library management spans more than 20 years and his research has focused on collection development and information usage behaviors, with a focus on statistical analysis of data. He was the co-editor of the fourth edition of the Encyclopedia of Library and Information Sciences. John holds a Bachelor of Science in History and a Master of Science in Library and Information Science from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. In his free time, he enjoys baseball, brewing beer, making fermented hot sauces, and entertaining his teenager and their very big and sweet dog.

About Anne C. Osterman

Anne C. Osterman is Director of the Virtual Library of Virginia (VIVA), the consortium of the 72 nonprofit college and university libraries within the Commonwealth of Virginia.  She also teaches Applied Managerial Statistics through an online course for the Kogod School of Business at American University.  Anne has worked in many capacities in academic libraries, including as head of technical and access services, acquisitions librarian, and research and data services librarian.

Anne serves on the NISO SUSHI Standing Committee.  She has a Master’s degree in Statistics from American University and a Master’s degree in Library Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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