WKU Libraries got the word out about the benefits and importance of Open Access during the annual week of awareness. “It was our goal to inform students, especially, what Open Access means and why freedom of scholarly information is so critical in this day,” said Deana Groves, Department Head of Technical Services in WKU Libraries. A committee of Library faculty and staff organized a display to educate students, along with other faculty and staff, about WKU’s open access platform, TopSCHOLAR. Large posters illustrated how far WKU’s scholarly research reaches across the globe. Faculty member Laura DeLancey handed out cookies with the universal Open Access symbol of the open lock to patrons in the Commons along with free waters that showed short facts about Open Access in an effort to further educate the public.