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    Krista Ford joined Steptoe & Johnson in 2013 and serves as the Director of Knowledge, Research & Information Services. She has over 20 years of corporate, legal research, and library management experience.  

    Memberships & Awards

    Western Pennsylvania Law Librarian Association, President-Elect, 2021-2022
    Private Law Librarians & Information Professionals, SIS Education & Professional Development Committee, 2020
    Leadership Development Committee (2019-2021) AALL Champion Member American Association of Law Librarians
    International Legal Technology Association
    Special Libraries Association
    Strategic and Competitive Intelligence Professionals
    Western Pennsylvania Law Libraries Association

    Work Experience

    2013 Director of Knowledge, Research & Information Services, Steptoe & Johnson PLLC
    2008-2013 Manager, Resource Center, Development Dimensions International
    2006-2008 Global Accounts Team, Ernst & Young
    2005-2006 Manager, Industry Research & Business Intelligence, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
    2001-2005 External Business Information Acquisition, Center for Business Knowledge, Ernst & Young

    Speaking Engagements

    Remote Working, Mixed Mode Working, or Hybrid?, Internet Librarian (October 2021)

    Leading During Times of Uncertainty, AALL Spectrum Magazine (March 2021)

    Leading in a Time of Crisis, CIL/IL Conference (September 2020)

    Leading Outside the Law Library: Unmask your Leadership Potential Outside of your Comfort Zone, AALL Annual Conference (July 2020)

    Convergence of Digital, AI, Diversity, & Information Flow, Computers in Libraries (March 2020)

    AI, Insight, and Information Pros Internet Librarian Conference (October 2019)

    Breaking Out of the Silo, Legal Research Institute, University of Maryland College of Law (October 2019)

    Legal Research Discussion Panel, West Virginia University College of Law (May 2019)

    Developing a Comprehensive Knowledge Management System, Western Pennsylvania Law Librarians Association (April 2019)

    The ROI of KM Internet Librarian Conference (October 2018)

    The Leader in You: Emotional Intelligence, Spectrum (November 2019)