Older Posts: 2017

Seeing things trip to Maryhill Burgh Halls

Seeing Things in the Papers! GWL visit Maryhill Burgh Halls

On a right dreich and drookit Monday morning in November, some brave members of the Seeing Things group attended a thought-provoking guided tour of the Maryhill Burgh Halls.

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GWL's logo has a festive feel with snow, a wreath and the women symbol has a scarf and gloves.

GWL logo gets a festive makeover!

As we prepare for our ‘Mull Over Ethical Gifts’ event we hear from GWL volunteer Heather who has given our logo a festive makeover.

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Clarissa Pinkola Estes’ La Loba: Wild Woman, Luminous Wolf

Tomorrow at GWL we welcome musician and storyteller Lesley O’Brien for an incredible, unique Story Café special. Inspired by my research of Lesely and her love of travel, culture and exploration (and being ever eager to learn more about women of the world and different cultures myself), I read up on some of her personal […]

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Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America’s Shining Women by Kate Moore.

    Sisters Albina Maggia Larice, Amelie Mollie Maggia and Quinta Maggia Mcdonald , Edna Bolz Hussman, Eleanor Ella Eckert, Genevieve Smith and her sister Josephine Smith, Grace Fryer, Hazel Vincent Kuser, Helen Quinlan, Irene Corby la Porte, Irene Rudolph, Jane Jennie Stocker, Katherine Schaub, Mae Cubberley Canfield, Marguerite Carlough and her sister Sarah Carlough […]

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Job Vacancies

We’re hiring for our innovative Equality in Progress project!
With the incorporation of Glasgow Women’s Library a new form of feminist institution in the library, museum and archive sector as a Recognised Collection of National Significance it is timely to audit the impact of feminist approaches that both inform and go beyond ‘tick box’ Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in the sector and to explore the potential for rigorous feminist intersectional strategies to enable a sea change in equalities in the sector.

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In Profile and Staying There: Celebrating 25 years of GWL by taking a look back at its predecessor, Women in Profile.

Information ans Management placement student, Ellen Embleton, writes about the collections she worked on during her 2 week cataloguing placement at the library.

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PODCAST: NEW PLACES, WOMEN’S VOICES – Unwrapping women’s history across Scotland on Travelling Gallery and GWL tour

Since August this year Glasgow Women’s Library has been touring Scotland with Lauren Printy Currie’s Travelling Gallery exhibition. In this podcast, our national intern, Luba, talks about the Travelling Gallery project and shares with you some of those unique voices.

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Story Cafe Special with Lesley O’Brien: Storytelling, Travel, Therapy and Music

Join us on Thursday 30th November from 12:30-2pm as we celebrate Book Week Scotland by welcoming incredible storyteller, musician and East End native Lesley O’Brien for an afternoon of traditionally inspired music, nibbles and spellbinding stories from her extensive experience of both myth and travel. Lesley’s long held love and lifelong passion for storytelling lays […]

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The Speaking Out publication

As you may already know, the Speaking Out project will be coming to a close at the end of this year. We’re currently finishing off our oral history collection, the exhibition has completed its tour of Scotland, and we’ve held catch up events with all of our project volunteers. Luckily, there’s one last thing still to […]

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Books recommended by the Front of House team

On Tuesday evening the fabulous Front of House Volunteer Team gathered: Aastha, Allison, Claire, Anemay, Pauline and staff members Gabrielle and Emily. Following the GWL tradition we had tea and bisuits and talked about books we had recently read whether we enjoyed them, felt inspired by them or were left slightly confused. Here is our […]

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