Thursday, July 20, 2017

Mila M. Ramos: PRC's Outstanding Professional Librarian 2017

Awarding of the Outstanding Professional Librarian 2017 to Mila M. Ramos. Image Source
Last June 23, 2017 at the Manila Hotel, the Professional Regulation Commission awarded the Outstanding Professional Award to distinguished professionals in their field. Secretary Martin Andanar of the Presidental Communications Office was the event's guest of honor and keynote speaker.

The awardee of the Outstanding Professional Award for Librarians this 2017 is Mila M. Ramos. Her citation reads (Source):
For her distinguished contribution in the field of librarianship as demonstrated by her exemplary service to her profession through sharing of her expertise as resource speaker in local and international fora and providing free on-the-job training to local and foreign librarians; for her strong commitment and professionalism having served as member of the Board for Librarians and conducting reviews for takers of the Librarians Licensure Examination; for promoting the library profession through her book, essays and lectures and updating of Philippine Standards for Special Libraries; for her participation in national committees for framing cataloguing standards and librarians' competencies; 
For steering the International Rice Research library into one of the model libraries in the Philippines and for pioneering the creation of PhilAgriNet, and assuming a major role in the formation of the CGIAR Libraries and Information Services Consortium; for heading the ALAP as its President who engineered IRRI's membership in the Agricultural Networks Information Collaborative (AgNIC) and took the initiative in conducting Librarian-related researches; 
For her competence, excellence, and commendable track record that earned for her various awards and recognition such as the Oustanding Librarian Award (ALAP, 2005), Outstanding Academic/Research Librarian Award 2005 (PAARL, 2006), CGIAR Science Award (CGIAR, 2006), PLAI-STRLC Most Distinguished Librarian Award (2009) that served as a testament of her outstanding career.
Ms. Ramos has been a Librarian since 1965 in various institutions including the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI). She is currently the Head Librarian of CARD-MRI Development Institute, Inc. (CMDI).

References:
Mila Medina Ramos - PRC 2017 Outstanding Librarian. (23 June 2017). From https://plaistrlc.blogspot.com/2017/06/mila-medina-ramos-prc-2017-outstanding.html

PRC 2017 Awards Night. (2017 June 12). From http://www.prc.gov.ph/news/?id=7610

Ubaldo, D.B. (2017). CMDI head librarian receives prestigious award from PRC. From http://www.cmdi.edu.ph/?p=3842

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