Vernon R. Totanes, PhD

Director, Rizal Library | Ateneo de Manila University

Vernon R. Totanes is the Director of the Rizal Library at the Loyola Schools, Ateneo de Manila University, Quezon City. 

He finished his PhD at University of Toronto, where he wrote his dissertation, entitled "History of the Filipino History Book," which won him the NCCA's Young Historian's Prize in 2015. He is the only licensed librarian who has been a contestant on Kapamilya Deal or No Deal, and the only Filipino librarian to be featured in the 2012 Men of the Stacks calendar. 

Read his writing on managing libraries in the Philippines, and Philippine history on