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79 ALIA Graphic Webinar: Let's Get Practical

Ep. 79

This is a recording of the webinar held November 16 2023.


We get many questions emailed to us by librarians and library staff across the country about the different factions of the graphic novel and comic world. So we thought that this year we would spend the time hearing from you and providing answers to those questions that you may have been wanting to ask for a while.

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