AURORA, Colo. - The University of Colorado Health Sciences Library is pleased to announce the naming of the Carl and Kay Bartecchi Special Collections Reading Area in the Library’s Special Collections Room.
Carl E. Bartecchi, MD, MACP, is a distinguished clinical professor of medicine with the University of Colorado School of Medicine and a long-standing donor to the Health Sciences Library. His many gifts over the years include a substantial history of medicine book collection, an array of medical artifacts and curiosities, photographs from his travels to South America and Southeast Asia, and financial support. Bartecchi lives in Pueblo, Colo., with his wife Kay, where he has a medical practice. An engaged philanthropist, Bartecchi is actively involved in service missions to Vietnam, where he is involved in supporting and improving hospital facilities and medical education.
Dr. Bartecchi is co-author of Living Healthier and Longer: What Works, What Doesn’t, and author of A Doctor’s Vietnam Journal, both of which are in the Library’s collection.
“Books and libraries have always been important to me during my medical career,” said Carl E. Bartecchi, MD, MACP. “How wonderful it is to be even a small part of such an advanced, well-equipped and beautiful library with its outstanding and supportive staff. I appreciate this opportunity to share with others my love for the books and artifacts that shaped our medical history."
“Dr. Bartecchi is a champion benefactor to the Health Sciences Library,” said Director Jerry Perry. “His gifts cover the spectrum of what it is that we do from our signature facility on the Anschutz Medical Campus. His gifts of books enhance our collections, the artifacts he has donated enrich our outreach programing to local schools, the art work improves the experience of users who visit our building, and his financial support has provided new opportunities. On behalf of the Library’s users, we are thankful to Carl and Kay for their vision, leadership and mission to serve.”
A celebration of Bartecchi’s generous contributions to the library will take place on Friday, June 22, 2012 at 2:30 pm in the Library’s Special Collections Room, 3rd Floor. A reception with refreshments will follow immediately, in the library’s reading room, also on the 3rd Floor. Visit the library’s website for directions.