Fe Angela M. Verzosa Retired University Archivist (1988-2006), Library Director (1994-1998) of DLSU-Manila Graduate of AB History and MLS, UP Diliman 1966 and 1978 Took up post-graduate training/studies atUS National Archives, Washington DC, US and University of Aberystwyth, Wales, UK 1982 and 1995
Career Highlights• Organized the Presidential Papers of Manuel L. Quezon, Jose P. Laurel, Carlos P. Garcia, and Elpidio Quirino (1967-1978)• Established the Microfilm Section of UP Main Library and Ateneo de Manila-Rizal Library (1967-72, 1974-75) Taken at The National Library, 1969
Organized the UP Diliman Library manuscript collections, such as the papers of UP President Carlos P. Romulo, the Faustino Aguilar Literary Collection, Jorge Bocobo Papers, and the Hukbalahap Records including court records of Amado Hernandez.Took over and expandedthe Theses MicroficheProject and its ERICCollection at Ateneo’sRizal Library
Established theArchives-Library- Museum of Jose P.Laurel Memorial Foundation, 1975-1987Established theDLSU UniversityArchives as amajor section inthe Library,1988-2006
In June 2001 she was elected head of the ExecutiveCommittee of the National Commission for Culture andthe Arts-National Committee on Libraries andInformation Services (NCCA-NCLIS) until 2004
As a member of the DLSU ranked faculty, she was active as a Board director of the Faculty Association, contributing her skill and expertise in negotiatingfor a new Faculty Manual (1993 and (2002) as a member of the Technical Panelfor its Revision. She was the first faculty to be promoted to the highest rank for non-teaching faculty ~ as Associate Professor, Rank 3-5 in 2003.
Took her oath as licensed librarian in February1994 and joined PLAI in 1995 as a member of theBoard.In 2000 she was elected President of PLAI andrepresented the organization at the 11th CONSALin Singapore.She was Chair of the ProgramCommittee for the 13th CONSALheld in Manila in 2006. She received numerous awards from PLAI including the Hall of Fame in 2008 as its own hallmark of professional excellence for having been consistently recognized for professionalism, leadership and service.
She joined PAARL as PRO in 1997 and became its President also in 2000 concurrently as PLAI President.She was awarded by PAARLas Outstanding AcademicLibrarian in 1996 andreceived numerous ServiceAwards, culminating in theLifetime AchievementAward in 2007 as its ownhallmark of professionalexcellence.
Finally, her lifetime achievements were recognized in June2006 by the Professional Regulation Commission when she was awarded the Outstanding Professional Librarian of the year, a month after her retirement from DLSU.
PublicationsAmong her published articles are:•“The Japanese Reparation Papers on Microfilm,” (in Southeast Asia MicrofilmsNewsletter 17: 1-8, July 1979)•“Archiving the Presidents’ Papers,” (in Philippine Panorama 22, no. 37: 7, 26, Sept.12, 1993)•“Developing an Archival Curriculum,” (in Tanglaw 2, no. 2: 51-56, January 1994)•“Building environments for library and archival collections,” (PAARL Bulletin 1, no.1: 27-35, 1997).•Among the in-house publications and books she has authored/co-edited/compiledare the following: Filipiniana on Microfilms (1971), Andrew B. Gonzalez, FSC: aBibliography of his Writings, 1960-1990 (1990), As Others Saw Us: a Chronicle ofthe Works of the Brothers of the Christian Schools (1990), Faculty Publicationsand Other Writings (1991), and DLSU Chronicle, 1993-1994 (1994).•Her recent paper on “Library Automation And Its Impact On Strategic PlanningFor Academic Libraries” appeared as an electronic publication of Asian Libraries, aquarterly publication of MCB University Press (1997). Other articles appeared inthe Asia Library News, namely: “Occupational Safety and Health Concerns inLibrary Work Places”, and “The State of the Filipiniana Collections at DLSULibrary”.
As Social network advocate Created PAARL Yahoogroup, an e-discussion group whose membership has grown to more than 1,200 in May 2005 . When she joined Facebook in 2007, she created a group page for PAARL, and fan pages for PAARL and the DLSU-Manila University Library.In February 2008, she createdthe first-of-its-kind Wiki forPAARL, and created a fan pagefor PAARLWiki at FB. In 2009,she created the official websitefor PAARL at Google Sites.
In November 2011, she started usingScoop.it, curating materials for TheFuture Librarian (on librarianship) and PAARL official websiteCampus Life (for DLSU). In January 2012, she also began using Pinterest and created 5 pinboards (On Libraries- Museums-Archives, On Library Events, and other interests).