Books of women's songs from the GWL collection

Solidarity, sisterhood and song – my first two years at GWL

I was hiding in a toilet in Castlemilk when I got a phone call from GWL’s Adele Partick, telling me I’d got a job. Adele was so nice I assumed I had been unsuccessful – but it seemed I really was going to be paid to host discussions about sex. Such overwhelming kindness, pioneering projects, and bold, unapologetic hilarity have become hallmarks of my time at GWL.

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Women’s History Scotland Conference 2016 – Feminisms: Histories, Ideas and Practice

Emma recaps the annual Women’s History Scotland conference and shares her thoughts on the importance of events like this in bringing together feminist researchers and practitioners.

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My Week of Work Experience

A post about how I got on during my week of work experience at GWL. Find out what I got up to and what I enjoyed!

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Inside Line magazine, Issue 1, September 2011 (cover)

NMRD Object of the Month: First issue of Inside Line magazine

The National Museum of Roller Derby is the UK’s first permanent collection of ephemera and memorabilia relating to the sport of Women’s Flat Track Roller Derby. September’s NMRD Object of the month is the first issue of Inside Line magazine, from September 2011.

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Sappho and Lesbian Visibility – Making the Personal Political

  This is the first in a series of four blog posts discussing and reframing Sappho magazine, a gay women’s publication that ran from 1972 until 1981.  For my research I have been reading the extensive collection from the Lesbian Archives in Glasgow Women’s Library and I have come to consider Sappho a transformative, relevant […]

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Ethyl Smith reads at our Autumn Programme Launch

How to be a Bold Type

Bold Types is Glasgow Women’s Library’s annual competition for budding writers. Be bold and submit your short stories and poems around the theme of 25 years (in celebration of our important anniversary!) to us by 10th November 2016 and you could read your work at our Scottish Women’s Creative Writing Showcase. To help you put […]

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Exhibiting Now at GWL: Beyond the Selfie

The GWL are excited to be exhibiting Beyond the Selfie, an incredible collection of self-portraits compiled by a group of talented young Scottish women exploring the diverse concept of female selfhood in the modern world. Including characters both factual and fictual, future and past, the collection takes inspiration from Jo Spence’s pioneering works held at […]

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The Zoom H4nSP recorder we use to record oral history interviews. It's much easier to use than it looks!

Reflections from a Volunteer Oral History Interviewer

Charlotte Cain, one of our oral history volunteers, shares why she decided to get involved with the Speaking Out project and her experience of conducting her first interview.

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The Library's new home in Bridgeton.

Join us in celebrating 25 years of Glasgow Women’s Library

Today marks the first day of our 25th Birthday month – and year! We feel that this milestone is really worth celebrating, and so we are proud to launch a year of reflection, celebration and planning for the future – and we want you to be involved.

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Gender Wage Gaps in the Arts Sector

As a young woman currently considering any and all future employment prospects, the recent media coverage on the gender pay gap is something I’ve been following closely. Apparently, I can look forward to a career in which, on average, there will be a 17.9% weekly wage gap between myself and my male colleagues. This is […]

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