Bedbugs have been an issue of concern for libraries for quite some time. Until now, the knowledge of bedbugs in our individual libraries has been under confidentiality to avoid possible interruption of collection sharing services. The MOBIUS Committee for Circulation and Courier created guidelines and best practices for addressing the bedbug issue. This document is a set of guidelines, intended as an education tool and reference for librarians to prevent the spread and infestation of bedbugs. The committee will introduce this document plus present examples and treatment processes. This session will include firsthand examples to help identify the presence of bedbugs, treatment ovens option, communication suggestions, and Q&As.
From a Bed to a Library Near You. Bedbugs!