LSU Health Sciences Center - New Orleans (LSUHSC-NO) Library launched its first-ever International Open Access Week in October 2023. This outreach initiative aimed to connect with the research and health science communities and educate people about Open Access research and publishing. The goal is to help people understand how Open Access is important for global healthcare progress. We did this through engaging educational presentations, hands-on workshops, and discussions. By raising awareness of Open Access publishing, we hope to help shape a world where important scientific research information is available to all, and global collaboration and progress can flourish.