Friday, December 4, 2009

Jessamine County Recataloging Project

Link to December 4 Lexington Herald-Leader article, "Jessamine library to move its collection of graphic novels".

Excerpt: The graphic novel that got two employees fired and launched a book-banning campaign in Jessamine County is being recataloged, along with other graphic novels with mature themes, to the adult section of the library.

Critics had contended that Alan Moore's The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: Black Dossier was shelved in a section of the Jessamine County Public Library that was too close to the young adult fiction. They also said it was too obscene for young readers and too similar to comic book material.

The graphic novels that belong in the teen section will be moved as well, library director Ron Critchfield said.

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