Former UE Prof Awarded as PRC’s Outstanding Professional Librarian of the Year!
The University of the East congratulates Dr. Juan C. Buenrostro Jr., a former faculty member of the UE College of Arts and Sciences-Manila, for having been chosen by the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) as the 2022 Outstanding Professional of the Year in the field of Librarianship!
Per the PRC, the Outstanding Professional of the Year award, which was conferred upon Dr. Buenrostro at the latest PRC Awards Night held last July 29, is “the highest award bestowed by the Commission upon a professional as recommended by his/her peers for having amply demonstrated professional competence of the highest degree and conducted meaningfully in professional activities through professional organizations, contributed significantly to the advancement of the profession, and contributed significantly to the effective discharge of the profession’s social responsibility through meaningful contribution or participation in socio-related activities.”
Dr. Buenrostro was a faculty member of UE CAS Manila’s Department of Library and Information Science from 1991 to 2021. He also taught at UE Graduate School for more than a decade.
He had received training in library and information science in the Philippines, India, USA, and Canada. His professional experience as librarian commenced at the Asian Library of the Ramon Magsaysay Award Foundation. His other assignments have included working for libraries for school children and academic (i.e., college or university) libraries and serving as a consultant to the Center for Human Research and Development Foundation, the Professional Librarians’ Review Center and the Marikina Public Library—giving him a wide experience in the field of librarianship.
The former UE faculty member has also served as a resource speaker in seminars, workshops and conferences on various topics within the realm of librarianship, in different institutions throughout the country. In addition, he is the author of Batayang Aklat sa Librarianship, the first library science book written in Filipino, and other library and information science books including a reviewer for the librarian’s licensure examinations.
Congratulations, Dr. Buenrostro, on this momentous and huge achievement!