Katie Reid

Screenshot of a Zoom screen, there are 13 tiles with smiling faces of some of the GWL staff team.

What to Expect at a Virtual GWL Event

Currently, like many other organisations, our learning and events programme is entirely online, for the first time in GWL’s history. How do we try to make this space welcoming and inspiring? And what can you expect when you join us?

GWL’s Subcity Radio Show for Fresher’s Week 2020

GWL have had a wonderful time putting together an hour long special for Subcity Radio to mark Fresher’s Week 2020.

A red first aid box with a piece of paper standing in it. The paper is titled ‘Distraction Technique’ and has words like ‘Hip Pain,’ ‘Multiple Sclerosis,’ and ‘Fibromyalgia’ on it.

When Pain Doesn’t Define Your Story

Writer Gillian Shirreffs uses writing as a way to help manage chronic pain, here she shares some taster writing exercises with us that we can try at home.

Interregnum no. 1, laser cut puzzle bricks, cork and wool, by Sogol Mabadi, 2018. Credit: Iman Tajik

Home Where Home Is Not Reflections

Following the exhibition Home Where Home Is Not in summer 2019, we have produced a digital exhibition catalogue which you can download for free from our website.

Programming Folders. Credit: GWL

This Is Who We Are – Routes into GWL Programmes

In Summer 2019 Laura and Katie, Production Coordinators, hosted a ‘This Is Who We Are’ event talking about some of the ways that events, exhibitions and projects proposed by partners can become part of the Glasgow Women’s Library programme. Below you’ll find information on GWL’s work, especially in relation to events and exhibitions, and how […]

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Take One Action: Sisters Strand

Ahead of this years Take One Action film festival (and our partnership event Disruption is Fertile) we hear from Executive Director Tamara Van Strijthem who reflects on the importance of female voices being at the very heart of the festival, both behind and in front of the camera.

Stack of four New Biographical Dictionary of Scottish Women books on a wooden table.

Meet the Editors

One of the very well-utilised reference books at GWL is the Biographical Dictionary of Scottish Women. First published in 2006, the second edition published in 2018 features nearly 200 new entries and we are delighted that next week we host an event to mark The New Biographical Dictionary of Scottish Women.

An exhibition catalogue with the names Ruth Barker and Hannah Leighton-Boyce sits on a white table. On top of the catalogue is a postcard. The postcard is an off-white and in the centre are lots of small paper sqaures grouped together. The squares are yellow and green and together look like the shape of a pear.

An Intern Experience: Hannah Leighton-Boyce and Ruth Barker exhibition

In this blog post we hear from Tobey who has been on a student placement at GWL since October 2018. In Tobey’s last week at the library she shares with us her experiences supporting the Hannah Leighton-Boyce and Ruth Barker exhibition.

Tillie Olsen 'Silences' at GWL. Credit: GWL

Hitherto Unknown: Research Workshops Tillie Olsen Wish List

Ahead of the first research workshop ‘Hitherto Unknown’ we launch a call out for books in Tillie Olsen’s reading lists to help complete the collection at Glasgow Women’s Library.

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Take One Action Film Festival: Celebrating the women changing the world!

We are delighted to hear from Take One Action Film Festival’s Executive Director Tamara Van Strijthem as they launch their 11th film festival, which includes a fully booked event ‘Women Making Change’ at GWL later this month.