The Professional Regulation Commission conferred the Outstanding Professional Librarian of the Year Award on Fe E. Abelardo on 18 June 2010. The citation reads:

For showing exemplary dedication, competence and integrity in the conduct of her profession having served for thirty four (34) years and having rose from the ranks to Chief Librarian until her retirement from the National Library of the Philippines; for contributing significantly to the advancement of the profession and for her significant involvement in various professional organizations that pioneered the passage of Republic Act Nos. 6966 and 9246 otherwise known as “The Philippine Librarianship Act”; for continuously honing her expertise and professional competence through attendance in seminars, training and conferences here and abroad including services rendered in the National Libraries of Nigeria, Singapore and San Diego, California, USA to benefit the country; and for her meaningful contribution and selfless involvement to the various outreach projects of the Association including bringing books and updating library facilities in Mindanao which earned her the PLAI Cirilo B. Perez Award.

Thanks to Lilia Echiverri for providing the citation. The photo is from Fe Abelardo’s Facebook album, and is used with her permission.