Prof. Rosa M. Vallejo (1929-2023)

We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of former Dean of then UP ILS, Mrs. Rosa Vallejo.

Prof. Vallejo passed away peacefully in her sleep yesterday at the age of 93. She was the first recipient of the Professional Regulation Commission Outstanding Professional Librarian of the Year Award in 1994 and she had been a past president of the Philippine Librarians Association (PLAI). She was also the Chairman of the International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA) 1980 General Conference and the 7th (1987) Congress of Southeast Asian Librarians (CONSAL).

Prof. Vallejo was one of the pillars of the library profession in the country and was instrumental in professionalizing librarianship and placing the Philippine library profession on the international stage.

Her wake will be at Loyola Commonwealth starting tonight, February 4, 2023 until tomorrow, February 5, 2023, Sunday. UP SLIS will hold a memorial service at Loyola tomorrow from 3PM-5PM; all members of the community are invited to attend. Her cremation will be on February 6, 2023, Monday.

Source: UP Library Science Alumni Association – UP LSAA Facebook