Academic and research libraries are often at the center of their communities. Across collections, constituencies and disciplines, we help cultivate interdisciplinary and cultures of collaboration and compromise. In what ways do you and your library come together to work with different communities? Through campus collaborations, library partnerships, and departmental relationships? In public services, collection development, special collections, or technical services? The possibilities are endless. For the first time, this year ILA/ACRL & IPAL are coming together to co-host a two-day Spring Conference, and our focus will be on the many ways the people who work at academic and research libraries come together.