Placements and Volunteers Blog
One of our volunteers, Hannah Ellul, is exhibiting a work at the CCA as part of the 2HB: What we make with words exhibition. Her artwork is based on her work with the sound archive collection at GWL. The exhibition runs until December 17th at the CCA. More about the exhibition: As CCA’s own art [...]
Volunteer Motoko, who works on the National Lifelong Learning project, introduces herself.
Meet Manjit, one of GWL’s dedicated volunteers, and find out why she enjoys volunteering at the library.
I’m going to say sorry in advance because I have never done a blog before. My name is Carenza Young and I am fifteen years old. Some might ask why is a fifteen year old in the Women’s Library or why is she not at school? The answer is work experience, for one week each [...]
Time flew by as always when you are feeling that you are doing something useful with it. Six weeks ago I entered the library the first time and but today it is my last day and I am going to go back to Berlin soon. I already know that I will miss this place that [...]
How do people work in other countries? What exactly is a women’s library about? These two leading questions accompanied me when I came to Glasgow Women’s library about two weeks ago. All in all, I’ve six weeks to find out before I’ll return to Berlin, Germany where I am from. I’ll try to support the [...]
So, three months are over and I just cannot believe how quickly time went by. However, I feel I have learnt a lot and gained a lot of new impressions and I would like to share some thoughts and experiences with you. I choose the Glasgow Women’s Library as organization for my placement due to [...]
As I mentioned in my last Blog, I am working within my three month volunteering placement on a networking-project for the National Life Long Learning Team. My aim is to acquire information about other Women’s Libraries within Europe, which work beyond normal library activities. I am looking for libraries that, similar to us provide a [...]
My first week in the Glasgow Women’s Library or as I call it affectionately – the feminist beehive – was amazing. But be warned! On first glance everything seems chaotic and pretty confusing. However, clarity and understanding will arise in the second week, I promise! :-) 12 busy bees working all on their own little [...]
This time last year, we were still reeling after a flood of water poured down from the floors above us at 81 Parnie Street. I think it’s fair to say it was an inauspicious start to a year that was as frustrating as it was… challenging. A lot has changed over the course of 2010. [...]