Find out why our volunteer Anna highly recommends this book.
In 1918, David Lloyd George’s post-war government passed the Representation of the People Act, and for the first time women were included in the political process. Women now accounted for nearly 50 per cent of the electorate, but universal suffrage was a long way off, and women still had to face censure and discrimination in their professional and personal lives.
Zachari Duncalf, researcher, trainer and consultant, as well as a GWL volunteer, has been foraging through the archives for insight into women’s experiences of the psychiatric system.
Our volunteer Elaine introduces Kate Mosse’s latest novel set in 16th century France.
We are seeking to appoint a Front of House Facilitator who will staff our Front of House as well as working with and supporting a team of volunteers to provide a warm welcome to all our visitors.
As part of our commitment to encouraging and supporting green travel we now offer our cyclist visitors access to a locked and dry bike shelter, thanks to funding from Cycling Scotland.
Following our nomination of the “Barras Queen” Maggie McIver, Historic Environment Scotland have announced that she will now be recognised thanks to a Commemorative Plaque to be placed on the Barrowlands Ballroom.
We’re looking for new volunteers who are keen to learn and can bring enthusiasm, fresh ideas and a passion for GWL’s values and work.
Volunteers are at the heart of everything we do so we were really chuffed when the Volunteer Programme was shortlisted for an award.
We Are GWL is a way of providing introductions to our amazing volunteers and workers who make the library what it is. Find out what you can do, see and be through reading our volunteers stories. Interview and photography by Jessica S.U.
After scooping so many awards in 2016 for our beautiful building and innovative projects, we’re really thrilled to announce the first accolade of 2017 as we become one of only 5 Glasgow-based charities to have been awarded the Glasgow Volunteering Charter Mark.