Saturday, January 28, 2006

Getting Started

Well, I heard that it was easy to set up a blog on Blogger, so here I am. My aim is to build a site that grows out of my own involvements and interests: UN Reform, the Academic use of the Web, Academic Libraries, Library Fundraising, Quakerism and Spirituality, and English Word and Phrase Origins. At the moment, you can see my musings at

Short Bio:

Adam Corson-Finnerty is the Director of Development and External Affairs for the University of Pennsylvania Library. For twelve years, he has been responsible for all aspects of fundraising for fundraising for this 15-library system. He is, with Laura Blanchard, the author of Fundraising and Friend-Raising on the Web (ALA Editions, 1998).

Prior to his position with the Penn Library, Adam was Development Director of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA. The Historical Society is one of the nation's premier private research collections.

Adam has led numerous workshops on using the Internet for fund-raising and constituency-building.


Co-Founder, Ivy-MIT-Stanford Library Development Group
Co-Founder, ALADN (Academic and Research Library Development Network, a 400-member international professional organization.)
Chair, Fundraising Oversight Committee, American Friends
Service Committee (1990-1997)
Chair, Fund Development Committee, Foulkeways Retirement


MSS Bryn Mawr School of Social Work and Social Administration,
in Administration (1972)
MA University of Pennsylvania, in American Civilization (1968)
BA University of Pennsylvania, cum laude (1967)

Currently working toward an MLA degree at the University of Pennsylvania, in Political Science


Fundraising and Friend-Raising on the Web, with Laura Blanchard (ALA Editions, 1998)
World Citizen: Action for Global Justice (Orbis Books, 1982)
No More Plastic Jesus: Global Justice and Christian Lifestyle (Orbis and EP Dutton. 1978)

1 comment:

Adam Corson-Finnerty said...

Hey, welcome to the blogosphere!