Innovation on a Shoestring: Free and Cheap Tool


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Presentation by Louise Alcorn and Christa Burns at the 2012 MPLA/NLA/NSLA Annual Conference in LaVista, NE on October 18, 2012.

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  • Innovation on a Shoestring: Free and Cheap Tool

    1. 1. Innovation on a Shoestring: Free & Cheap Tools 2012 MPLA/NLA/NSLA Annual Conference October 18, 2012Louise Alcorn, West Des Moines, Iowa, Public Library Christa Burns, Nebraska Library Commission
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