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MSFRIC: News, Events & Exhibits

Current News and Exhibits

Knowledge Constellation Code Jam

Maj. Scott Van de Water, Air University Integration Cell, leads an ideation session using a visualization of data during the Knowledge Constellation Code Jam at the AU Library on Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama, April 8, 2019. The code jam is to support an initiative by the library to take current holdings and add a real-time connectivity layer to facilitate student and faculty research. (U.S. Air Force photo by Billy Birchfield)


MGMWERX hosts Library Ideation Workshop

Justin Chrysostom, Air University librarian, shares a few of the new technologies offered at the AU library during the MGMWERX Library Ideation Workshop, Feb. 21, 2019, in Montgomery, Alabama. The Air University Library recently opened the new Innovation Lab, which boasts augment reality and virtual reality headsets, a 3D printer and a raspberry pie. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Alexa Culbert)

Archived MSFRIC Installment News

Archived issues of the MSFRIC Installment News are available upon request.  Ask us here.

AU Library Snack and Learn Series

For more information on the AUL Snack and Learns, including a description of what you will learn, please see our complete events calendar.


Date  Time Event
24-Apr 1330 Fake news
1-May 1330 Collection development
22-May 1330 O365 Products training
5-Jun 1330 ILL session 
13-Jun 1000-1500 MGMWERX session
19-Jun 1330 LibCal overview
20-Jun 1300 Genealogy workshop: Tools for researching family history. (TLC Auditorium)
26-Jun 1330 DPMAP, writing better employee input
27-Jun 1330 Searching on Military Questions
9-Jul 1330 TSP presentation: Overview and changes you need to know
10-Jul 1330 AUL Social Media 101
7-Aug 1530 Primo Search tips and tricks
21-Aug 1530 Train Thyself
4-Sep 1530 Accessing Ebscohost online audiobooks
Oct tbd Faculty Roundtable
tbd tbd Refworks
tbd tbd Searching databases
tbd tbd Security/Country information
tbd tbd Primo Search tips and tricks (repeat)

Words to the Wise

In this issue of Words to the Wise, we’d like to highlight some resources where you can find digital images to enhance your research papers.

Are you looking for a portrait of a war hero? An image of an aircraft? A World War I poster?  Ranging from still, motion and multimedia digital images, you have access to 25 databases featuring images related to military, defense and space topics.  You can begin your search by clicking here: Best Bets for Digital Images.  

Please note that official Air Force symbols are protected by trademark and licensing laws.  You can find more information about gaining permission to use these images here:  Information on Trademarks.

What is the MSFRIC Words to the Wise?

The MSFRIC Words is a bi-weekly email prepared by your librarians to highlight MSFRIC resources, share research tips, announce new Research Guides and other helpful tidbits that may be useful to everyone.  Please call us at 953-5042 if you have any questions about this edition of MSFRIC Words.

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