The Professional Regulation Commission conferred the Outstanding Professional Librarian of the Year Award on Numeriana M. Villareal in 1995. The citation reads:

Her foresight, enthusiasm, selfless dedication, pioneering spirit and professional skills epitomize the modern Filipino librarian. In addition, she developed the Don Bosco Engineering Information System, a software for an integrated library system. She unselfishly shares her expertise and experience in library automation with her fellow librarians around the country.

Thanks to Naomi Villareal for providing the photo, and Susima Gonzales and Lilia Echiverri for the citation.