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Outstanding Librarian 2003:
Salvacion M. Arlante

Salvacion M. ArlanteSalvacion M. Arlante
University Librarian
University of the Philippines

The Professional Regulation Commission conferred the Outstanding Professional Librarian of the Year Award on Salvacion M. Arlante in 2003. The citation reads:

For her outstanding contributions towards the advancement of library science which earned for her numerous awards and distinctions; for her visionary leadership and outstanding achievements as the first President of the Philippine Librarians Association, Inc. and as President of the Philippine Association of Academic and Research Libraries; for her contributions to the drafting of the classification scheme (Thesaurus) of the Asian and Pacific Skill Development Programme of the International Labor Organization; for pioneering the networking for world-wide access of the University of the Philippines libraries and enlisting it and other academic institution[s] in an online regional database and in the Southeast Asian preservation program; and for conceptualizing and organizing [a] nationwide congress on state-of-the-art Filipiniana and heritage collections.

Thanks to Susima Gonzales and Lilia Echiverri for providing the citation. The photo is from the Consal XIII website.

Category: Librarians—Awardees

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