Case Studies

Digital Volunteering Project

The Volunteering Programme was part funded between April 2022 and November 2023 by the National Lottery Heritage Fund to embed and develop digital volunteering roles at GWL. This post brings together the outputs, outcomes and resources resulting from this project.

Volunteer Story-Anabel

Inspired by the “Volunteer Profiles” which featured in the GWL newsletters published in the 1990’s and 2000’s, we’re introducing some of our current volunteers, to highlight how they support our work […]

Volunteer Story- Pauline

My involvement with GWL started almost 10 years ago when, encouraged by my daughter who is a friend of Wendy, I first visited the library. It quickly became part of my life, especially the Story Cafe which I help Wendy with and for which I now write a regular blog.

A photo of our volunteer Ashley - a white woman with long light brown hair and a grey cap on, smiling in front of the sea.

Volunteer Story – Ashley

Inspired by the “Volunteer Profiles” which featured in the GWL newsletters published in the 1990’s and 2000’s, we’re introducing some of our current volunteers, to highlight how they support our work […]

Glasgow Women's Library name badges on a green felt background. Names include Katie, Sue, Yvonne, Freya, Ren and Naomi amongst others.

Volunteer Story- Shalini

Inspired by the “Volunteer Profiles” which featured in the GWL newsletters published in the 1990’s and 2000’s, we’re introducing some of our current volunteers, to highlight how they support our work and why they do it. This is Shalini’s story….

Across and beyond my placement

Today, I would like to share with my audience the interesting things I am up and about in this beautiful, gorgeous place. On my first day here, the smell of […]

The word Peace is written in blue on a background of bright orange marks.

The Power of Kindness

“Kindness was demonstrated in many different ways as we studied the space and the people who use it. “

This is not a goodbye

On a decent snowy afternoon, I find my colleague’s keyboard tapping soothing. I love the sounds of many things. Like the keyboard, the shoes, the snapping of fingers, the rustled […]

Photograph of an anti-nuclear poster. Poster is advertising an activist meet up/ call to act to fight against nuclear waste and save Scotland's rural areas from nuclear development.

Green Growth from Seeds of Change: Green Events at GWL

In her third blog student placement Amelia takes a look back at Green Events at GWL over the last decade… Whilst trying to map environmentalism at Glasgow Women’s Library (GWL) […]

Detail of front cover of issue 29 of the GWL Newsletter, reading "Blooming! Seeds of change at GWL"

Green Growth from Seeds of Change: Introduction

Amelia is studying a Masters in Applied Gender Studies at Strathclyde University and completed her placement with us in April. Read her first in a series of blogs focusing on […]