59 Association of Research Libraries Research Library Issues 299 — 2019 AI manifests itself in multiple ways at our universities, including research, education, and administrative uses of the technology. Universities can have a lasting impact on society by the technology advances that are made and the students who become productive global citizens. Establishing well-informed policies to govern AI at universities can also result in lasting impacts for society with more transparency and accountability of AI algorithms and data. Research librarians are well positioned to navigate this challenging and evolving landscape. As partners throughout the higher education enterprise, they can provide the necessary guidance that results in sound policies that can be more widely adopted by and adapted to the larger world. AI governance will continue to grow as the technologies continue to advance and impact our lives in many ways. Research universities can and should demonstrate leadership in policy development before policies are developed that hamper future research and the advantages that AI can bring. Engaging research librarians in the many AI-related activities that take place on the campus leverages their expertise in data privacy, ethics, validating information integrity, data management, heightening awareness of bias in data and algorithms, archiving software and data for use by others to replicate intended outcomes, providing transparency in documenting software behaviors, conforming with existing public policies, and providing access to vetted information sources. Research librarians will be important strategic partners in developing campus policies for AI that lead to greater trust and accountability. Research universities can and should demonstrate leadership in policy development before policies are developed that hamper future research and the advantages that AI can bring.