The Professional Regulation Commission conferred the Outstanding Professional Librarian of the Year Award on Rosita Q. Ling in 2002. The citation reads:

For her outstanding contribution to library science as a Christian Provincial Librarian of the Basilan Provincial Library for almost two decades now where she continues to serve our countrymen in Basilan, rubs elbows with Muslims, including children, and members of the MILF, MNLF, and even the Abu Sayyaf, and acts not only as librarian but also as teacher, mother, and sister; and for demonstrating the profession’s social responsibility through outreach programs which include book mobile services that enable her to conduct information-literacy programs like the book-lending program and educational film viewing in the different barangay reading and day-care centers in the District of Isabela and Lamitan despite imminent danger to her life.

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