Congratulations to Prudenciana Cruz, director of the National Library, for being named one of the Outstanding Boholanos Around the World for 2006!
The brief biography below is a slightly edited version of "Global search for outstanding Boholanos capped" (Bohol Chronicle, 30 July 2006).
Prudenciana Cruz is the director of the National Library of the Philippines. Born in Albur, Bohol in l943, she obtained her degree in library science from University of San Carlos, her Masters in Library Science from the University of the Philippines, her post graduate studies in library and information science from the Northern Illinois University in the USA.The photo is from the Consal XIII website.
Cruz served as chief librarian of then Divine Word College-Tagbilaran from l964 to l970. In l970, she joined government service as provincial librarian of the Bohol Provincial library, and rose from the ranks in the National Library and was appointed director in 200l.
Cruz has served as a resource person on library science, here and abroad, and has worked hard towards the improvement of the public library systems in the country, making them accessible to the general public, and empowering Filipinos through books and libraries.