In my experience and opinion (disclaimer: I am not a librarian, even as I work in an academic library), libraries are far more than the resources we provide. We who work in academic libraries are contract-negotiators, we are digital tool-wranglers. We are fellow researchers with our own range of expertise, we are partners in the delivery of curriculum to our students. We are not waiting around for someone to include us in their research project, or their classroom strategies. We are doing our own research, and teaching in our own spheres of influence. We are experts on how students and faculty do their work, and we are advocates for and providers of digital and physical spaces in which that can happen. We are facilitators of interdisciplinary connections, we provide the places in which scholars encounter each other, work together, learn and explain old ideas, and brainstorm new ones. We are champions of faculty and student copyright holders, and of open access and all that it can yield to the new landscape of scholarly production. We are humanists, we are scientists, we are social scientists. We are the heart of the university.