City Librarian, library commended anew
Mayor Benjamin Magalong signed city council resolution no. 291, series of 2022, congratulating and commending city librarian Easter W. Pablo for garnering the Ikalawang Gantimpala Award of the 2022 Gawad Parangal sa Natatanging Propesyonal na Tagapangasiwa ng Pampublikong Aklatan (Professional Librarian category).
The measure also congratulates the Baguio City Public Library (BCPL) for garnering the Most Innovative Public Libraries Award (Library Programs and Activities conducted inclusive) by the National Library of the Philippines (NLP) and The Asia Foundation (TAF).
The Gawad Parangal is the most prestigious and highest recognition given to professional librarians and non-librarians working for the advancement of libraries in the Philippines and gives due recognition to the country’s most outstanding libraries and librarians working in a public library that are affiliated with the NLP.
“Pablo is being awarded for the second time having been awarded in 2021 for the same distinction and category which only reiterates her exemplary dedication and outstanding performance in placing the BCPL to new heights and in fostering the practice of excellent librarianship for the whole country,” the measure states.
She is a Board Examination Review Instructor for Librarians and has conducted institutional research that significantly contributed to the improvement of library services and continues to share her expertise as a lecturer and resource speaker spanning more than 24 years as a librarian.
Pablo holds two graduate degrees, Masters in Public Administration and Masters in Library and Information Technology, graduating cum laude and ranked fourth in the library science board examinations in 1999.
“Her hard work and effort caused the BCPL to deserve the Most Innovative award this year making Pablo the first and only librarian in the whole Cordillera to receive such an honor for the second consecutive time,” the resolution states. – Gaby B. Keith