Prudenciana C. Cruz
National Library of the Philippines
The Professional Regulation Commission conferred the Outstanding Professional Librarian of the Year Award on Prudenciana C. Cruz in 2007. The citation reads:
For exemplary dedication, competence and integrity in the practice of her profession which earned her prestigious awards such as, the Ten Outstanding Boholanos in the Whole World and the Philippine Librarians Association, Inc. (PLAI) Service Award in 2006, the 2005 ADOC Award for the Best e-Practices in Taipei and the Hall of Fame Award by the PLAI in 2004 among others; for her outstanding innovations and modern contributions as Director of the National Library of the Philippines, as Project Manager and Steering Committee member of the Philippine eLib Project and as an effective writer, publisher and resource speaker updating other librarians about their profession; for her important involvement and active leadership in various local and international professional activities which put Filipino Librarians at the forefront of international librarianship; and for her deep concern on social responsibility which she amply demonstrated through her active participation in the Carlos P. Garcia Foundation, Inc. and Kaliwat Alburanon in Metro Manila, Inc.
Thanks to Lilia Echiverri for providing the citation. The photo is from the Consal XIII website.