Wednesday, March 30, 2005


This came via a post on the GNLIB email list. If you're a librarian whose library has a graphic novel collection, you may wish to consider responding (at the email address given); if you're a patron whose library has a GN collection, you may wish to bring this to the attention of your friendly librarian:

Dear all,

The American Library Association, National Coalition Against Censorship, and Comic Book Legal Defense Fund are developing a librarian's guide to graphic novels and would like your input. The guide will focus on graphic novels for adults, but we welcome information on any experience you've had with graphic novels for any audience. Please take a few minutes to share your experience with us. Please respond to bbecker (at) by Monday, April 11. Thank you!

1) What type of library do you work in?

2) Do you include graphic novels in your collection?

3) If so, how are they catalogued and shelved? For example, are all graphic novels together, or are they organized by content/age group? If your graphic novels are not shelved together, in which categories are they shelved?

4) Have you experienced any problems with or challenges to the graphic novels in your collection?

5) Do you have any success stories to share?

6) Do you have any tips you think we should include, or is there any specific information you would like included in our guide to graphic novels?

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