32 Association of Research Libraries Research Library Issues 300 — 2020 GLAM Collaborations under COVID-19 Conditions and Beyond Mary Lee Kennedy, Executive Director, Association of Research Libraries As COVID-19 disrupts the world, and memory institutions respond, there is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to reflect on the strength of collaboration among galleries, libraries, archives, and museums (GLAMs) and to accelerate shared goals to advance research, learning, and human understanding. There is much to build on locally, nationally, and internationally. There are a plethora of local collaborations within and across institutions. Nationally associations bring the community together, and initiatives such as the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation’s support to enhance collaboration among campus libraries and museums1 encourage increased use of library and museum resources in research and teaching. A research partnership between OCLC, the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), and Battelle—the REopening Archives, Libraries, and Museums (REALM) project2—aims to inform decisions regarding the handling of core museum, library, and archival materials as a result of COVID-19. Internationally the OpenGLAM community3 is focused on open access and copyright. Even with temporarily disrupted events, such as the Library of Congress–sponsored “Connecting Collections as Data: Transforming Communities, Sharing Knowledge, and Building Networks with International GLAM Labs,”4 active consultations among memory institutions experts and leaders around the world are informing COVID-19 choices. Now more than ever, it is critical to decide what is most strategically important to act on together to shape the future. The potential to leap forward is real. In late May, I interviewed Mark Sweeney, principal Now more than ever, it is critical to decide what is most strategically important to act on together to shape the future. The potential to leap forward is real.