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AU Library News and Exhibits

Air University Press unveil new bookstore in AU Library

Dr. Mehmed Ali, Air University Academic Services director, and Lt. Col. Daren Greg, Air University Press director, cut the ribbon on the new Air University Press bookstore located within the Air University Library, Sept. 20, 2019, on Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama. The new bookstore offers free books published by the AU Press, primarily covering topics of airpower and defense strategy. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Alexa Culbert)


Air University Library digitizes research, products for remote Air Force, DOD access

Alexandra Aldridge, Air University Library employee, demonstrates one of the digitization methods the library is using to make their resources available DOD-wide, Aug. 22, 2019, on Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama. The AUL is currently working on digitizing more than 2,500 linear feet of resources, providing the larger Air Force and DOD communities with access to their research and products regardless of location. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Charles Welty)


Air University orientation gives wing commanders new tools for their tool box

Chief Master Sgt. Lee Mills, 673rd Air Base Wing command chief from Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, tests out virtual reality Aug. 13, 2019, during the Air University wing commander’s orientation on Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama. Just one of the many projects the attendees had the opportunity to learn about was Air University’s application of virtual and mixed-reality as a means of enhancing the training of Airmen. (U.S. Air Force photo by Trey Ward)


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)


MSFRIC honors African - American History Month

An attendee of the “Maxwell and the Movement” exhibit looks over the pictures on display at the Muir S. Fairchild Research Information Center, Feb. 21, 2019, Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama. The exhibit displayed photos and writings highlighting the successes and challenges overcome by African – Americans here at Maxwell. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Francisco Melendez – Espinosa)


First Research Roundtable connected students, authors

(From Left) Col. Jeffrey Donnithorne, Air University Chief Academic Officer; Col. Jeremy Weber, Judge Advocate General’s School; Dr. Forrest Marion, Air Force Historical Research Agency; Dr. Filomeno Arenas and Dr. Daniel Connelly, Air Command and Staff College faculty; and Dr. William Waddell, Air War College faculty, pose with books they authored in the Muir S. Fairchild Research Information Center Auditorium after the AU Research Roundtable Oct. 11. The first AU Research Roundtable was hosted by the AU Library and AU Press to highlight published faculty from across AU and promote the knowledge and research occurring across the university. (Courtesy Photo)


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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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