This post was published by the TSLL TechScans blog on April 28, 2020 as part of the Technical Services Law Librarians Special Interest Section of AALL:

This piece was also re-printed and published as part of the Technical Services Law Librarian newsletter Vol. 45 No. 4 in the June 2020 issue:


Some of us are approaching the two month mark of our library's closure to the public. Though it has definitely had ups and downs, I have found it has helped me better carve out time for professional development activities, dedicate more of my day to clean-up projects I have just not had time to follow through on, and even start new projects with the help of colleagues who found themselves needing a little more to do from home. I hope this post will elaborate on that topic to give specific project examples for those working in collection services, technical services, or metadata and archives related positions.

TechScans is a blog to share the latest trends and technology tools for technical services law librarians. The official blog of the TS-SIS and OBS-SIS AALL groups.