Baruch’s Newman Library Honors 10 Millionth Visitor and iPhone Recipients on Feb. 8

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Sandra Younger, a part-time undergraduate student who was the 10 millionth visitor to Baruch College’s William and Anita Newman Library, will receive a $1,000 gift certificate to the Baruch College Bookstore during a ceremony in the library’s second-floor atrium during club hours on Thursday, Feb. 8, 12:45-1:30 pm.

On Saturday morning, Feb. 3, 2007, Younger walked through the turnstile at the Newman Library. “We are particularly proud of the 10 Millionth Visitor Countdown because it is a celebration of the how the library, as a place, plays a central role in student life at the College,” said Professor Arthur Downing, chief information officer.

The lucky finalists in the Newman Library Trivia Quiz, which tested students’ knowledge of the library and gave them a chance to qualify to receive one of five highly coveted Apple iPhones, will also be honored. Christian Drankwalter, Joel Ramos, Tharinya Phinphattrakun, Siddharth Bajaj, and Harrison Adler will receive certificates for the iPhones, which will be shipped by Apple after June 1.

The iPhones will be pre-configured for AirBaruch, Baruch College’s information system that allows students to search the library catalog and check on the availability of the library’s loaner laptops and group study rooms in real time from their cellphones. AirBaruch offers the first library catalog search interface designed to be used on a cellphone.

After the ceremony, light refreshments will be served in the lobby of library building.