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Niland will begin her new position as volunteer/special events coordinator Jan. 2

COURTESY PHOTO  - Nancy Niland will leave her current job on the Oswego Heritage Council and replace Cyndie Glazer at the library. Not every person ends up working their dream job — but for Nancy Niland, hers is within arm's reach.

Beginning Jan. 2, the current executive director of the Oswego Heritage Council (OHC) will transition to become the next volunteer and special events coordinator at the Lake Oswego Public Library.

Following in Cyndie Glazer's footsteps, Niland will take on the treasured LO Reads program in the city. Though Niland's position will be very similar to Glazer's, it will include more marketing and outreach elements.

Highlights during Niland's four years working on the OHC include opening the Oswego Heritage House Museum, creating a collection and archive room, digitizing OHC collections for public access, and organizing events like the Collector Car and Boat Show and the Heritage Home and Garden Tour.

Niland is no stranger to the library either.

She's served on the Library Advisory Board and as the Friends of Lake Oswego Library president. She's also been on the LO Reads Steering Committee.

Though Niland is moving on, she said working at the Oswego Heritage House has been wonderful.

"It's been my home away from home," she said. "I love the board. It was definitely a hard decision."

Before Glazer announced she was retiring, she encouraged Niland to apply for the position. Niland said she couldn't pass it up.

"I feel like it's the right move for me right now," Niland said.

Glazer, who worked as the volunteer and special events coordinator for 15 years, said it was very difficult to step down from her position at the library.

"All the things I've learned while working here, I will take with me as a souvenir of a career that I loved with all my heart," Glazer said in an email to library volunteers. "I see a wonderful future for the Lake Oswego Library as it continues to be the heart of our tight-knit, dedicated and involved community.I will miss you all and I am truly grateful to have worked with you."

Her last day with be Jan. 14, the day after LO Reads kicks off.


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