The Professional Regulation Commission conferred the Outstanding Professional Librarian of the Year Award on Adoracion B. Mendoza in 2001. The citation reads:

For her numerous achievements and contributions to the library profession through demonstrated expertise in library management and administration as Director of the National Library; for computerizing the Philippine National Bibliography and establishing the Bookmobile Services in the country; for uncovering the pilferage of 8,000 rare historical documents and manuscripts in the National Library and their retrieval through appeals to antique dealers, collectors and the public; for establishing the Public Libraries Information Network (PUBLIN) in the public library system; and for extending full support and cooperation to activities and programs of the different library associations and other related organizations.

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