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Library Open House a Success — Especially for These Three!

Open House winners

(l. to r.) Barbara Quintiliano, Emily Jennings, Estefania Espinoza, Matthew Rinaldi, and Joseph Lucia

Approximately 400 students stopped by the Library’s Open House event on Sept. 21 and 22, 2010, loading up on cookies, candy, bookmarks, handouts and hugs from the inimitable Wildcat. For three lucky students, the free handouts were even better: they got to take home some fantastic technology!

Emily Jennings, a senior, won the iPad, which she thinks is great because it’s “so much more lighter” than a pile of books. She’s really looking forward to spending time “playing with it.” Sophomore Estefania Espinoza is looking forward to “losing a lot of sleep” playing with her Kindle, and freshman Matthew Rinaldi says the Sony reader will “get me to read more.”

University Librarian Joseph Lucia, who distributed the prizes, commented, “We are working hard to integrate e-books into the Library’s resources, and these e-readers are examples” of the types of technology used for the medium. Additionally, he said, “We’re looking into possibly making available an e-book version of next year’s One Book selection.” The Library currently has a Kindle available for loan to students and faculty.

Three other lucky students — freshman Maureen Alvarez, sophomore Maria Farrow and junior Brian Macellara — won $10 iTunes gift cards.

Thanks to everyone who made the Open House a success!

Contributed by Barbara Quintiliano and Alexandra Edwards; photo by Alice Bampton.

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Last Modified: September 29, 2010