Placements and Volunteers Blog

A Very Bold Promo!

If this blog interests you, join us for our Bold Types Showcase, and hear the shortlisted writers read from their work. An encouraging and creative evening of celebration!

Introducing our new intern

I am Lisa and I will be an intern here at Glasgow Women’s Library for the next three months. When I am not in Scotland I am a student of Bremen University, Germany, working on a degree in English-Speaking Cultures and Political Sciences. After adjusting to the Scottish weather (which is not too bad . […]

10 cool facts about my internship with GWL

It is here. My very last blog post for GWL now that my internship is coming to an end. As farewells are never easy by their nature, I thought long and hard about the tone of this blog post. Should I give it the mournful voice of my heart? Or should I make this a […]

Some last steps in research before I say goodbye…

Our intern Jeanette just published her last monthly blog post before her return back to Germany. We will greatly miss her!

My Experience Volunteering at GWL

My experience with Glasgow Women’s Library began long before I began volunteering in May this year. Prior to volunteering I had attended a few different events sparking interest in the way the library worked and curiosity about the opportunities it could provide. Feeling inspired, I contacted Gabrielle the Volunteer Coordinator and a few weeks later […]

My Saturday on the Women’s Heritage Walk

Hi all! My names Ashley and I’m excited to be volunteering at GWL attending and writing about events. The Heritage Walk was amazing and incredibly informative of amazing women in Glasgow’s East End. I can’t wait to attend others.

On Revolting Women, Revolting Interns

Hi everyone! I’m Katie, and I’ve been interning at GWL with the Edinburgh International Book Festival project. This blog post will be about our Revolting Women Takeover tent, which took place in the bookshop on George Street on the 23rd, 24th, and 25th of August. The three days we spent in the takeover tent were […]

Of red crowns and Highland mountains

In her monthly blog post, our German intern Jeanette recounts her numerous experiences with GWL. This month, she takes you on a ride through the Scottish landscape and its people and she reminisces about Edinburgh International Book Festival.

Life at GWL after Museum of the Year, protesting against Trump and crafting suffragette sashes.

In this blog post, our intern Jeanette talks about getting crafty for GWL, protesting with us and what the past month had in store for her.

Processions, social media and campaigning.

In this blog post, our intern Jeanette recounts what she has been up to this month. Warning: may contain references to trips to Edinburgh, visits by social media people and her taking on a new job as a photographer.