Ysabel Bertolucci, Section Council Chair and recently retired librarian at Kaiser Permanente, passed away September 6, 2012.
She was a dedicated and enthusiastic colleague, never shying away from a challenge and always striving to improve medical libraries, medical librarianship, and the Medical Library Association through her years of impassioned service and volunteerism.
Please join me in remembering our most valued colleague and mentor, Ysabel Bertolucci.
UPDATE: Thank you to the Medical Library Association for allowing us to post this beautiful letter outlining some of Ysabel’s contributions to our profession, written upon the occasion of her retirement.
UPDATE 9/14/12: A memorial recognition for Ysabel will be held on Thursday, September 20, 2012 from 5:00 to 6:00 pm in the Serenity Garden behind the Broadway Medical Office Building, 3701 Broadway.