The Professional Regulation Commission conferred the Outstanding Professional Librarian of the Year Award on Josephine C. Sison in 1997. The citation reads:

With a distinguished career as librarian, she has been known internationally through her scholarly researches and professional engagements. She is a relentless advocate of the modern information professional and an excellent resource person on continuing professional education programs. One of the few librarians in the country with a doctoral degree, she has made the librarianship profession stand proudly side by side with the other professions.

Thanks to Susima Gonzales and Lilia Echiverri for providing the citation.