Library of the Future - Learning with the Long Now Foundation

Monday, June 29, 2015 -
3:00pm to 4:00pm

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Speaker: Catherine Borgeson, Programs Associate, The Long Now Foundation
Speaker: Danielle Engelman, Director of Programs, The Long Now Foundation

The Long Now Foundation promotes long-term thinking by bringing together a diverse network of individuals in conversation and in pursuit of several long duration projects. Their 10,000 Year Clock (, Rosetta Project language library (, and Manual for Civilization ( encourage individuals to stretch their sense of "now" and bring long-term thinking and responsibility into the everyday decisions that are made. And their new space, The Interval, provides a venue for learning and conversation about big ideas. Join staff from The Long Now Foundation to learn more about how this organization promotes long-term thinking, how they approach these big projects, and what insights they have for the library of the future.

ALA attendees may stop by The Interval (
to see the establishment and space and the Manual for Civilization in person! Catherine and Danielle will be there from 5:30 to 7:30pm Monday June 29, 02015 to further discuss our ideas and projects. The Interval will be open until midnight on Monday night, with a full cocktail menu and light bar snacks available.

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Monday, June 29, 2015 - 2:20pm PDT
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