Ballada, Radmila (Radka)

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Ballada, Radmila (Radka)
Job Title
Technical Services & Systems Librarian
Technical Services
(360) 992-2443
Main campus
Innovation is a team sport. Practice it regularly. - Brian Mathews



•    M.L.S. & M.A., History, May 1996, Southern Connecticut State University
•    B.A., History, December 1992, University of Vermont

Committees and Leadership Positions

•    Technical Services Supervisor, Clark College Libraries
•    Library Management Team, Clark College Libraries
•    Libraries, eLearning, Tutoring & Faculty Development Unit Management Team
•    Library Website (UX) Committee, Member 2009 - 2011, Team Leader, Spring 2016 - present
•    Shared Integrated Library System Implementation Team, Clark College
•    Orbis Cascade Alliance Council Interim Representative for Clark College, July 2017 - June 2018
•    SILS Institutional Lead for Clark College, Orbis Cascade Alliance, 2013 - 2015
•    Technology Fee Committee, 2010 - present
•    Tenure Committee (Communication Studies 2011-2014, English 2014-2017)
•    Teaching and Learning Committee, Clark College, September 2008 – September 2010

Professional Memberships

American Libraries Association & Association for Library Collections and Technical Services

Subject Liaison for Library Collection Development

Subjects:  Art, History, Military Science, Religion, World Languages

Projects and Collaboration

•    Shared Integrated Library System Implementation at Clark College Libraries, 2012 – present
•    Transitional Program Studies Collection Move from TPC to Cannell Library project, June - December 2012
•    New Clark College Libraries Website Implementation in Drupal CMS, 2009 – 2011
•    Usability evaluation of Clark College Libraries website and Integrated Library System user interface by Robert Hughes’ CGT 105 (Computer Graphics Technology) User Experience Design class, 2009, 2010, 2011 & Spring 2013, Spring 2016 - present) 

Presentations and Workshops

•    Google Apps/Docs/Drive
      o    30 Clicks Google Drive, Clark College Libraries, November 9, 2012
      o    30 Clicks Google Docs Surveys, Clark College Libraries, March 3, 2011
      o    Google Docs/Tools Student Success Workshops, Clark College -  January 21, 2011, 
             October 13, 2010,  April 14, 2010, January 13, 2010 and October 16, 2009 
      o    Google Docs Workshops in CTEC 120 and CTEC 121 (for instructor Mark Smith), Clark College, 
            June 2, 2010
      o    Google Tools Workshop (collaborative presentation), Clark College Libraries, May 1, 2009

•    Drupal
     o    Drupal Basic Editing Workshop for Clark College Libraries and eLearning staff, March 23, 2010

•    Wikis
      o    DokuWiki Workshop for Library and eLearning Staff, 
      o    Wiki Workshop II , Faculty & Staff Professional Development, Clark College, January 20, 2009 
      o    Introduction to Wiki Workshop, Faculty & Staff Professional Development, Clark College, 
            November 10, 2008

•    “Visual Learning the Easy Way” (ARTstor and Clark College Visual Resources in ContentDM), 
      Faculty Focus, September  2010, Clark College (collaborative presentation)

•     “New Clark College Libraries Website in Drupal CMS”, September 28, 2011, Board of Trustees meeting, 
        Clark College (team presentation)

•    “Pica to Pixels – Digitization of the Clark College Student Newspapers”, June 14, 2011, 
       Board of Trustees meeting, Clark College

•    Code4Lib Pacific Northwest, Portland OR, Lightning Talks:
      o    Clark College Libraries New Drupal Website Class Guides, Subject Guides  &  Online Usability Study, 
            June 13, 2011 
      o    Clark College Libraries Drupal Website Dynamic Pages Preview, June 10, 2010 
      o    Moodle LMS as E-reserve Solution, June 4, 2009

•    Primo
      o    "New Primo UI and Screen Readers", June 12, 2017, Orbis Cascade Alliance Primo Day
      o    Discover Research Time Savers, October 23, 2015 & February 19, 2016, Student Success Workshop, Clark College 
      o    "Teaching with Primo, Strategies for Success" Panel, July 13, 2016, Orbis Cascade Alliance Summer Meeting
      o    "Using Mapping and Code Tables in PBO", July 12, 2016, Orbis Cascade Alliance Primo Day
      o    "Discover:  The Next Generation Enterprise Search at Clark College Libraries", September 24, 2014, Board of Trustees meeting, Clark College  

•    "Accessibility and Usability at Clark College Libraries", February 28, 2018, Board of Trustees meeting, Clark College

•    "Usability Testing during New Primo UI Implementation", August 21, 2018, IGELU Conference, Prague


 Conferences and Professional Development

IGELU (International Group of Ex Libris Users) Conference, August 20-23, 2018, Prague, Czech Republic