For President-Elect: Cynthia (Cindy) V. Hill

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Manager, SunLibrary, Sun Microsystems, Inc. Palo Alto, CA.; Adjunct Faculty, San Jose State University School of Library and Information Science.

SLA Member Since: 1980

Past Employment: Manager, Failure Analysis Associates, Inc., (1984-1995); Manager, Debra Radabaugh Associates, (1983-1984); Chief Librarian, Acurex Corporation, (1979-1984); Assistant Librarian, Acurex Corporation, (1978-1979).

Education: MLS, (1979); BA (English literature); Elementary Teaching Credential, San Jose State University, CA.

SLA Chapter Activities: San Andreas Chapter: Committees: 20th Anniversary Planning; Nominating; Public Relations; Strategic Planning; President, (1984-1985); Secretary, (1980-1981). San Francisco Bay Region Chapter: Program Committee, (1980). Illinois Chapter: Member.

SLA Division Activities: Chair, Professional Development Committee, LMD, (2001). Metals and Materials Division: Chair, (1985-1986). Advertising and Marketing, Business and Finance, Communications, Engineering, Information Technology, Legal, Military Librarians, News, and Science-Technology Divisions: Member.

SLA Association-Level Activities: International Relations Committee, (2000); Director, SLA Board, (1997-2000); Committee on Committees, (1997-2000); Public Relations Committee, (1994-1996).

Other Professional Activities and Memberships: IFLA Committee on Copyright and Other Legal Matters (1999-2001); SJSU SLIS Advisory Council; Secretary, SJSU SLIS Alumni Association, (1999-2001); Member: AIIP; California Library Association; Information Futures Institute: IFLA; Partnership for Librarian Continuing Education Advisory Council, (19961997); SCOUG.

Awards and Honors: Fellow, SLA, (2001); San Andreas Chapter Mark Baer Award, (1992); Distinguished Alumna Award, SJSU SLIS, (1985).

Selected Recent Presentations: Building Competencies for Success, SLA CT Chapter Meeting, (November 2001); Are We There Yet? Corporate Visions of Personal Computing Space, Internet Librarian 2001, (November 2001); Successful Partnering, (November 2001); Practitioner/Speaker, MLS Renewal for Special Librarians, (March 2001); Whose Content is It? Digital Rights, Copy Rights, Desktop Rights, and Licensing, Buying and Selling Content Conference, (April 2001); Creating a Rewarding Volunteer Experience, SLA Leadership Development Institute, (June 2000).

What are the key qualities of Leadership? Give an example of how you exemplify these qualities.

A leader has, I think, passion for what one does: knowledge and credibility; willingness to listen without judgment; and the ability to communicate the truthohowever difficult to deliver and for others to hear. …