The Asssociation of Southeastern Research Libraries (ASERL) is a membership organization serving 38 research libraries in 11 southeastern US states. ASERL fosters library excellence by providing an environment of mutual trust and respect. This enables our members to develop innovative partnerships, exchange information about best practices and emerging issues, and improve services to the students, faculty, and communities they serve. By sharing information and technology resources, expertise, and innovation, ASERL advances the educational and research success of students and faculty at member institutions. ASERL members believe that our libraries and institutions are better able to fulfill our individual missions through collaborative programs, and that the benefits of collaborative action can be greater than those provided by the same institutions acting independently. We believe that there is strength in unity and that unity can accommodate institutional characteristics. We understand our goals can only be achieved through our contributions to ASERL’s initiatives, momentum, and spirit.