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Staff, volunteers, interns and student placements share updates from projects and events at Glasgow Women’s Library

Auf Wiedersehen

A post by Selina, a graduate of Information and Documentation from Switzerland who was on placement with us from September to December 2019.

My Time Doing a School Placement at GWL

Here is my experience from this week working as a fourth year student doing a work placement at Glasgow Women’s Library. This is an insight into what I learnt, what I did and how much I enjoyed working at the library.

Seeing the Unseen

GWL Volunteer Aileen writes about helping to organise the Seeing the Unseen film and the importance of this documentary about 17 Icelandic autistic women for her.

A woman's lower half of her face surrounded by leaves and greenery.

Spring 2020 Programme Out Now

Our Spring 2020 Programme is now available and you can pick up your copy of the beautiful printed brochure at GWL or take a look on our website.

(Re) Discover the pleasure of being read to

Our weekly Story Cafe sessions are so much fun! In this post our volunteer Lily explains what to expect from one of these events and shares why she feels these reading out loud sessions are so valuable and pleasurable.

Flag designed by Visual Communication Resident (2018) Jyni Ong for our Art Fund Museum of the Year public engagement - on a pink background with a bold red and green border, a twisting yellow ribbon reads: Glasgow Women's Library: It's For Me

2020: Hope/Fully Fear/Less

In looking forward to greeting a new decade, it’s perhaps only natural to reflect on the last. But in greeting 2020 I want to look back even further, to 2007…

Greenham Common Women’s Peace Camp archives. Credit: Feminist Library, GWL, Mayday Rooms, Women’s Art Library Goldsmiths.

A Year in Six Books

This December I’m celebrating an anniversary – I’ve now been happily working in GWL for a full year, having joined the team as a development worker last December. Looking back on a packed year of ground breaking projects and personal learning it’s hard, if not impossible, to sum it up in a blog post. One of the great things about working in the women’s library (as well as the large variety of tea on offer) is being surrounded by such inspirational book shelves. It’s been difficult but I’ve chosen six books, that have punctuated this year in the library and would thoroughly recommend to others.

Working at the GWL; A placement student perspective

What I’ve learnt at the GWL  Being at the GWL, I’ve learned different things. I’m Aisha Aslam and I’m in my final year of study for PR, Marketing and Events at Queen Margaret University. I have been doing a work placement at the GWL from the beginning of October to the end of December, as […]

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.

Interview with a female Speedway rider: Taya

Here is an interview with Taya, a young Speedway rider in a male-dominated sport.