Friday, December 12, 2014

ArmacostFit Holiday Workouts

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:

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.
  • Repeat.
  • 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:

90 minutes

1 hour

  • 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!

10 minutes

  • 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!

Monday, December 08, 2014

Extended Finals Hours

Looking for a quiet place to study for finals? Armacost Library will have extended hours during Finals Week.
The schedule is as follows:

Monday - Thursday, Dec.8 - Dec. 11th: 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
Friday, Dec. 12th: 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Good luck!

Lua Gregory
First Year Experience Librarian
Armacost Library