First Name: Cindy
Title: Director of SunLibrary and Learning Technology
Education: Cindy received a bachelor's degree in English and an elementary teaching credential from San Jose State University. She returned to receive her Master of Library Science (MLS) in 1979.
Hobbies: Cindy can be found thundering down the highway on her motorcycle, planting flowers in her gardens, or pushing her road bike pedals on a Century (100km) ride.
CV: Cindy Hill is Director of SunLibrary and Learning Technology at Sun Microsystems, Inc in Palo Alto, California. Her responsibilities include managing the provision of information services, resources and knowledge collaboration environments for the worldwide network of Sun employees. Under Cindy’s leadership, her staff facilitates Sun's knowledge management and knowledge sharing initiatives. Prior to joining Sun Microsystems in 1995, Cindy managed information services at Failure Analysis Associates, Inc. (now Exponent, Inc.). During her 11 years at Failure Analysis, she and her staff provided in-depth research and external content management in the scientific, legal and medical disciplines. Cindy’s 24-year career as an information professional has included working in the industries of environmental science, engineering consulting, executive recruiting and high technology. Cindy began her affiliation with SLA in 1980 by accepting an invitation to a dinner meeting by the San Francisco Bay Region Chapter. Since then she has been actively involved in the association, participating in Chapter, Division, and Association-level activities. Among her recent accomplishments is the completion of a three-year assignment to the International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA) Committee on Copyright and Other Legal Matters, and a two-year term as Secretary to San Jose State University’s SLIS Alumni Association. Besides the Special Libraries Association, Cindy maintains memberships in the California Library Association, the American Library Association, Association of Independent Information Professionals, CILIP, and IFLA. It wasn’t until the late 70’s, while a substitute teacher and getting information for other people, that Cindy turned her sights on a career as a librarian. Her first job as a librarian, in 1978 at Acurex Corporation, propelled her into the world of corporate information services, where she continues to practice. Cindy serves as an adjunct professor in the Library and Information Sciences program at San Jose State University and sits on its Advisory Council.