The 7th annual Electronic Resources & Libraries (ER&L) conference was held from April 2-4, 2012, in Austin, Texas. This year's conference was the largest on record, with over 500 in-person and online attendees. Conference attendees and observers were very active on Twitter, using the conference hashtag #erl12 alone or in combination with individual session hashtags. The conference's major themes and selected session highlights are summarized below. In addition, a recording of the conference's fascinating opening keynote by Andrea Resmini, current President of the Information Architecture Institute, is available for free at the conference website. It's well worth watching, especially if you're a fan of Umberto Eco's The Name of the Rose.