Winter Break 2014-2015
Information Workout of the Day (IWOD) schedule
- Lather. Rinse. Repeat.
- No so-called ‘Rest Days’. Information never rests, nor shall you, Infoseeker! Except when you want to.
3 rounds to ensure access to, and understanding of:
- 1 image from ArtStor.
- 1 article from a JSTOR journal.
- 30 pages from a book of your choice from the Armacost Library Catalog.
From an ergonomically-appropriate chair or sofa, in front of a clock set for 40 minutes, with a cup of coffee on the side table, and a 25-gram, 2HB wooden pencil at hand:
- 10 minutes – search for and skim articles on culture and commodification in the ABI/INFORM Complete business database.
- 5 minutes – Armacost Library Catalog Subject and/or Keyword browsing for French literature.
- 5 minutes – two-finger pencil dead lifts, alternate fingers.
- You may choose a non-French language for the second literature-browsing session.
- Sip coffee as needed.
Full-brain information exercises, alternating eyeballs as needed.
For all eternity:
- Read a piece from a poetry volume found via the Armacost Library Catalog… aloud… in front of a cat.
- 8-lb. dumbbell cat lifts, 50 reps. (If you can’t find a dumbbell cat, Armacost Library staff, or Barbara Murray, may be able to provide access.)
- Put the cat down.
- Read 30 more pages in your book of choice.
Complete as many rounds as possible… in as many minutes as you want… wherever you want:
- Read one chapter from a book on California (or someplace else) found via the Armacost Library Catalog, 1 rep.
- Watch a video of your choice on Ethnographic Video Online, 1 rep.
- 30 double-unders – (Is there when the Crossfitters barf? No barfing in ArmacostFit. Take it outside.)
- Clean up.
- Don't get any stuff on your book as you read 30 more pages. Don't be LeBron in his sweaty shirt huggin’ up Princess Kate. Respect.
- Find an article about royalty via the GenderWatch database, 1 rep.
- Read a peer-reviewed article about holidays in the ProQuest Research Library, 1 rep.
- Learn about the properties of an element of your choice on the CRC Press Interactive Periodic Table.
- Skim an article on said element in a chemistry journal via American Chemical Society Web Editions.
- 30 more pages in your book!
- Listen critically to a section of Weinberger’s Svanda Dudak aka Schwanda der Dudelsackpfeifer in the Naxos Music Library.
- Got pages? Keep reading that book!
- Synthesize what you have learned this week in a one-page essay (1.5 spaced, 12 pt. Times New Roman, narrow margins) and send it to Your Librarian at the Armacost Library.
Have a Fine Winter Break, InfoBulldogs!