The Professional Regulation Commission conferred the Outstanding Professional Librarian of the Year Award on Candida C. Agcaoili on 19 June 2009. The citation reads:
For devoting 59 long years of her professional life in the development of the library profession; for her exemplary leadership as the First President of the Integrated Philippines Library Association now Philippine Librarians Association, as the Founding President of the Philippine Foundation for Library Science and Scholarship which gave 27 awards of recognition and distinction; for exemplifying the true meaning of commitment by sharing unselfishly her knowledge and expertise as Professor of UST, as delegate, speaker, lecturer and presenter of 28 papers in librarianship here and abroad and as a writer and publisher of articles in Library and Information Science Bulletin and Journals; and for her active and unrelenting involvement in community services such as medical missions, sports development for the youth, donation of books to the Quezon City Public Library, establishment of reading center for senior citizens, acquisition of hydrants in San Juan City and as Benefactor of Duyan ni Maria in Pampanga supporting programs of unwed mothers.
Thanks to Elvie Lapuz for providing the photo and citation.
The awardee is joined in the photo by, from left: Nora Conti, Cora Nera and Beth Peralejo (Board for Librarians).