L-R: Ms. Sharon Esposo, Ms. Yolanda Granda (Head, Engineering Library)
and Mr. Ramil Franco

The UP Engineering Society conferred this year’s Alay sa Inhinyero Award to Ms. Sharon Ma. S. Esposo as the Most Outstanding Librarian in the College of Engineering Library. Another award was given to Mr. Ramil Franco, a University Extension Associate as an Outstanding Library Support Staff.

The two awardees come from the same section of the library. Esposo is head of the Reserve Books Section and the Internet and Computing Facility while Franco renders support services to both sections.

The Alay sa Inhinyero Award aims to recognize faculty and staff who have rendered efficient, honest and dedicated service to the College of Engineering. The winners were recognized for showing exemplary performance and expertise in their field, as well as their relationships and interaction with the students and co-workers in their respective departments and units within the college.

The selection process was done by ballot voting, and the set of criteria for selection was contained therein. The voting population was composed of co-workers (50%) and 4th and 5th year students (50%). The rationale is to ensure that all votes are based solely on the merits of a nominee and not by mere popularity, considering the maturity of the said voting population and their residence in their respective departments.

The conferment of the award was done in a formal awarding ceremony held at the P & G Hall on August 25, 2006 at the UP College of Engineering. –SSEsposo