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Introducing the Innovation Library

In order to provide a wellspring for inspiration and creative thinking, the Doolittle Institute offers a new resource to personnel in the Air Force Research Lab Munitions Directorate, auxiliary groups on Eglin Air Force Base, and team members at the Doolittle Institute.

The Innovation Library offers these groups access to a wealth of reading material along the topics of technology, innovation, leadership, culture change, space, entrepreneurship, and creativity—plus inspirational novels and memoirs. In addition to book selections, the library’s magazine subscriptions will include magazines like Wired, the Harvard Business Review, and Offscreen; and unexpected selections such as Surfer, National Geographic, and Imbibe Magazines.

Do not seek efficiency to the detriment of exploration.“Passion for diversified knowledge spurs creativity and enables people to envision technology connections across different disciplines and industries,” says Carolyn Fries, Doolittle Institute Director.

“We offer all of AFRL/RW—whether staff member or researcher—strategies to increase happiness and productivity in their roles, inspire culture change, improve the overall workplace, and develop or transition new products to the marketplace,” Fries continued.

The Doolittle Institute outfitted the Innovation Library with comfortable seating located near the kitchen, where coffee and snacks are available. Guests can easily navigate between the library and kitchen to pour another cup of coffee or strike up a conversation, but the areas are not so close in proximity create a distraction.

The Doolittle Institute welcomes anyone with good ideas to submit other books or magazines they’d like to see included in our Innovation Library. Members of AFRL, auxiliary groups, and DI may check books out for approximately four weeks by bringing the item to the front desk.

The Doolittle Institute, an AFRL Innovation Institute, supports the Air Force Research Laboratory Munitions Directorate by working to license and commercialize AFRL/RW technologies in the private sector, enable rapid technology delivery to the warfighter, identify and foster new R&D partnerships and develop AFRL’s current and future workforce. The Doolittle Institute is a member of the Defensewerx Family.


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