5 Association of Research Libraries Research Library Issues 293 — 2018 This article is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. To view a copy of this license, visit https:// creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/. To cite this article: Mary Lee Kennedy. “Why Net Neutrality Matters and What Research Libraries Can Do about It.” Research Library Issues, no. 293 (2018): 3–5. https://doi.org/10.29242/rli.293.1. Editor's note: This piece was revised slightly on April 23, 2018, to update information regarding the date the net neutrality rules will be repealed. A portion of the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) order reversing the rules will go into effect today, 60 days after publication in the Federal Register, but the bulk of the new order that impacts net neutrality will not go into effect until the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has approved the FCC's actions.