I work in Grenoble (capital of the French Alps) (or so they say…) as a reference librarian in a University library specialized in medicine and pharmacy. One of my main tasks is to collect the medical and pharmaceutical thesis defended by our students, and also to put most of them online on a national Open Archive repository. To my mind, Open Access is something libraries and librarians should be promoting much more actively. I’m convinced that it is one of the keys that will help make our profession more relevant than ever. I’d be delighted if you could share your own experience about OA during this fantastic New Nordic tour!