The Professional Regulation Commission conferred the Outstanding Professional Librarian of the Year Award on Susima L. Gonzales in 2004. The citation reads:

For her unwavering commitment to the advancement of the Library Science profession as evidenced by her efforts for the passage of Republic Act No. 6966 or the Philippine Librarianship Act and Republic Act No. 9246 entitled “Modernizing the Practice of Librarianship in the Philippines”; for spearheading the establishment and formulation of standards and guidelines for the teaching of Bachelor of Library [and] Information Science (BLIS) Program; for her professional competence and unquestioned integrity as Chairperson of the Board for Librarians and Chief of Legal Documentation and Library Services Division of the Department of Justice; and for her exemplary leadership in holding key positions in various national organizations of librarians.

Thanks to Lilia Echiverri for providing the photo and citation.