Sentro Rizal Madrid catalogs over 1,000 books—publishes online library

Philippine Ambassador to Spain Philippe Lhuillier, with Consul Raisa Mabayo and Consul Ralf Roldan, awards certificates of appreciation, souvenir bags, and Filipiniana items to the Filipino youth volunteers who helped in the digitized indexing of the Embassy’s book collection. (Madrid PE photo)

Madrid, Spain – The Philippine Embassy in Madrid in its Sentro Rizal library published an online catalog of resources on March 6, 2020.

The digital indexing was made possible with the assistance of Filipino language assistants working at various Spanish elementary and high schools in Madrid, through the Spanish Ministry of Education’s Auxiliares de Conversación program.

The group exchanges ideas on other ways to better present the Filipiniana collection at the Sentro Rizal Library. (Madrid PE photo)

The group catalogued more than a thousand books in the Embassy’s collection, beginning from November 2019 to March 2020.

At a ceremony, thanking the volunteers for their hard work, Philippine Ambassador to Spain Philippe J. Lhuillier remarked on the volunteers’ sincere and untiring efforts to contribute something positive and lasting to the Philippines, even when they’re living abroad.

Consul Raisa Mabayo welcomes the group of Auxiliares volunteers. (Madrid PE photo)

The volunteers likewise shared their experiences and fascination with some books in the Embassy’s collection, including the 100-year-old compilation of Spanish newspaper clippings mentioning the Philippines.

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