Placements and Volunteers Blog

Wages against housework

Introducing the St Andrews Women’s Liberation Group

Glasgow Women’s Library (GWL) is a unique treasure trove, which documents women’s history and struggle throughout society. Their archives, which deserve their own recognition, are home to numerous personal letters, photographs, reports and objects- all of which give us insight into the history of women’s lives and the gaps we have yet to fill. I […]

The stolen letters: a herstory of Spanish women writers

Don’t miss out on this week’s Story Cafe highlighting Spanish women writers. Spanish brunch snacks!).

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.

(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.

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 […]

Interview with a female Speedway rider: Taya

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

My Experience at the Glasgow Women’s Library

In this post, volunteer Ella describes her time at the GWL.

A badge with the name "Lily" on it, sitting next to a GWL library card on the GWL programme of events from February to May 2019. There is a quote from Nan Shepherd on the programme: "The first law of ecology is that everything is connected to everything else".

My Time at GWL

Lily spent three months volunteering with us at the start of 2019.  In this post she reflects upon that experience.