Glasgow Women’s Library

On Wednesday, I visited Glasgow Women’s Library with the group of librarians I have met through Twitter. I took notes during the talk by librarian Wendy Kirk, meaning to write it up, but Cathy has already written an excellent piece about that on the CILIPS blog, so read that for more information or visit the library’s own excellent website.

In keeping with the library’s Twitter name, @GWLkettle, we were greeted by a cup of tea and the magnificent spread below.


Afterwards, we looked round the library – not just books, but old knitting patterns and magazines and much more. I regret now that in a recent clear out I threw away some patterns, which used to belong to a great aunt, very similar to the Patons booklet shown below. I was also interested in the Greenham Common magazine. I visited there once to circle the base – it could even have been the day in the photograph, though I couldn’t spot myself.


Here’s a wider view of the library with some of the participants looking around and chatting.


Afterwards, about half of the 20 who were there went round the corner to the Bon Accord, a well known real-ale pub, where we were met by a few more librarians for #GLTU2 – Glasgow Library Tweet Up 2. If you are interested in joining future #GLTU events, leave a comment or tweet me @AnabelMarsh. #GLTU3 is very soon, Sunday 25th March, and is sponsored by Credo Reference. Please do get in touch for details.

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