Liz Fine Weinfurter

Liaison Librarian

314 Diehl Hall
(612) 624-6492
eweinfur@umn.edu

Liaison Areas:

Liz Fine Weinfurter, MLIS, is an Associate Librarian and liaison to the School of Nursing and the Center for Spirituality and Healing. Liz holds a B.A. in Classics from Colby College in Waterville, Maine, and a MLIS from Dominican University in River Forest, IL (through the College of St. Catherine in St. Paul, MN). Liz started her library career as a student assistant in Miller Library at Colby College, and worked from 2001-2005 as a library assistant in the Biomedical Information Service at the University of Minnesota.  She has been a librarian since July 2005.  In her spare time Liz enjoys running, camping, canoeing, playing handbells, and ensemble singing.  She is currently the President of the Midwest Chapter of the Medical Library Association, and was part of the 2012-2013 Medical Library Association Rising Stars cohort.

    Areas of Interest

    Literature searching, Curriculum-Integrated Bibliographic Instruction, Evidence-Based Practice, Information Competencies

    Selected Publications and Major Presentations

    • Westra, Bonnie L., Elizabeth Fine Weinfurter, Connie W. Delaney.  (2014).  “Integrative Nursing and Health Literacy.” In Mary Jo Kriezer, Mary Koithan (Eds.), Integrative Nursing: ch. 34.  New York: Oxford University Press. 
    • Weinfurter, Elizabeth Fine.  “Facilitating the Development of an Evidence-Based Toolkit by Collaborators at Multiple Institutions: Tools and Approaches for Managing the Search, Review, and Writing Processes.”  Poster presented at the Medical Library Association Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, May 5, 2013.
    • Weinfurter, Elizabeth Fine, Anne Beschnett.  “Supporting Nursing Researchers and Practitioners Worldwide: Mapping the Literature of Public Health and Community Nursing.”  Paper presented at the Medical Library Association Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, May 7, 2013.
    • Westra, B.L, T. A. Rajchel,  L. Choromanski, E. Fine Weinfurter, J. Cook.  “Consumer Engagement Using PHRs.”  Presentation at the Midwest Nursing Research Society 37th Annual Research Conference,  Chicago, IL, March 8, 2013.
    • Fine, Elizabeth V.  (2011). “Public Health Nursing.”  In Laurie L. Thompson, Esther Carrigan, Mori Lou Higa, and Rajia Tobia (Eds.), The Medical Library Association’s Master Guide to Authoritative Information Resources in the Health Sciences: ch. 13.16.  New York: Neal-Schuman.
    • Bliss, Donna Zimmaro, Sandra Engberg, Elizabeth Fine.  “How to Make Your Grant Writing ‘The Big Easy’.”  Pre-conference CE at Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society 43rd Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA.  June 4, 2011
    • Fine, Elizabeth V.  “Faculty in DNP Programs: How Do They Use Us and How Do They See Us?”  Paper presented at the Medical Library Association Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, MN, May 16, 2011.
    • Fine, Elizabeth V.  (2011). “Public Health Nursing.”  In Laurie L. Thompson, Esther Carrigan, Mori Lou Higa, and Rajia Tobia (Eds.), The Medical Library Association’s Master Guide to Authoritative Information Resources in the Health Sciences: ch. 13.16.  New York: Neal-Schuman.
    • Jeffryes, Jon, Stephanie Crowe, Kate Peterson, Elizabeth Fine, Elena Carillo.  “Integration Innovation: Planning for the Library Course Page Solution,” Journal of Library Innovation 2011, 2(1):20-34.
    • Fine, Elizabeth V.  "Current Patterns of Engagement Between Librarians and Faculty in Doctor of Nursing Practice Programs.”  Paper presented at the Midwest Chapter Medical Library Association Annual Meeting, Madison, WI, September 27, 2010.
    • Fine, Elizabeth V.  "Developing Expert Subject-specific Searchers with a Continuing Education Program for Staff."  Paper presented at the Medical Library Association Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, May 26, 2010.
    • Donahue, Amy, Anne Beschnett, Elizabeth Fine.  “Librarian Involvement in a Family Medicine Clerkship Patient Education Project: a Case Report."  Paper presented at the Special Libraries Association Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA, June 14, 2010. 

    Calendar:

    Liz is available to meet from approximately 8:00-4:30 Monday through Friday whenever the calendar isn't marked "busy."  If you see an open time that works for you, contact Liz at eweinfur@umn.edu or 612-624-6492 to set up a meeting!