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Career Agility: The brand is you

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Career Agility: The brand is you

Time: September 24, 2009 from 6pm to 7pm
Location: Second Life - Info Island Auditorium SLURL:
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Event Type: second, life, presentation
Organized By: Library Buzz, SLA Virtual Worlds Council, Alliance Virtual Library
Latest Activity: Sep 17, 2009

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Presented by Cindy Hill and Christian Gray
When: September 24, 2009 - 6pm PT/Second Life Time
Where: Info Island Auditorium
NOTE: This session is in Second Life, please get a Second Life avatar and the client software at

Christian and Cindy will discuss the value of creating a personal brand with special attention to using LinkedIn. Learn how a personal brand can work within your organization and externally. Even if -- or especially if -- you are an INTROVERT, this program is for you!

Cindy and Christian suggest you take a quick look at Kim Dority's article "LinkedIn: Everything I Ever Wanted to Tell You, but Was Too Shy/Modest/Embarrassed to Say..."

Cindy and Christian will share information, technology and processes that will enable you to:

1. Build your visibility - promote yourself in your current organization
2. Build your community & explore options - expand the number of scope and number of opportunities for employment
3. Build your portfolio – multipurpose your projects, share the knowledge and the value
4. Consider many ways to use your information seeking skills
5. Add social media tools as part of your research toolkit

Added bonus! Volunteer for a LinkedIn make-up! Christian Gray will choose 2 volunteers to go through their LinkedIn profiles a few days prior to the event and make changes/suggestions for their profiles. If you are interested, please email Christian at

About the speakers:

Christian Gray, Head of Business Development at Reprints Desk

Christian recently published a series of articles for Searcher Magazine on Enterprise Social Software. Christian also assisted in building an alumni-networking capability founded on social web principles for Ernest and Young in 1997. An active member of the Special Libraries Association, Christian has spoken at a number of chapters including Southern California, San Andreas, Rocky Mountains and Portland. He has has moderated or presented at KM World, Internet World, Internet Librarian, Sun Microsystems and Qualcomm.

Cindy Hill (Sydney Delphin in Second Life) is a Fellow and past-president of SLA and a longtime and active member of the San Andreas and San Francisco chapters. She currently serves as the Chair for the SLA Virtual Worlds Council, advising the Board on the potential of virtual worlds in learning, collaboration and networking for its members.

Cindy is a frequent speaker at national and international conferences on the information profession, innovation, the impact of technology and its potential, trends and issues, and leadership and management topics.

Cindy has worked as an information professional in a variety of industries including environmental, engineering consulting, and executive recruiting and high-technology. Cindy’s two most recent positions include Vice President of Outsell’s Information Management Service and prior to that, leading Sun's Digital Libraries & Research team. She has her own consulting firm, Hill Information Consulting Group. She enjoys exploring the potential of new and emerging technologies to connect people, content, and knowledge.

Her favorite country is Iceland because its rugged terrain was used by US astronauts to train for their Moon landings. Cindy has been to NASA's Space Camp twice.

The Library Buzz sessions are sponsored by the SLA in Virtual Worlds Advisory Council in partnership with the Alliance Virtual Library (AVL).

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