Liz Weinfurter


Nursing Librarian and Teaching and Learning Coordinator

Health Sciences Library

[email protected]


ORCID iD: 0000-0003-3541-7861

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Liz 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 has worked in the Health Sciences Library at the University of Minnesota since 2001, and has been in her role as nursing liaison since 2005.  Liz spends her time outside of work wrangling four children, a dog, and two cats, and in any spare time she enjoys being outdoors with her family, crocheting, playing handbells, and ensemble singing.  She is the Production Editor for the Interdisciplinary Journal of Partnership Studies, has served as President of the Midwest Chapter of the Medical Library Association, and was part of the 2012-2013 Medical Library Association Rising Stars cohort.

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Areas of interest

Literature searching, curriculum-integrated bibliographic instruction, evidence-based practice, information competencies, systematic reviews, open access publishing, mentorship, inclusive culture

Select publications and presentations

Brown C, Neerland CE, Weinfurter EV, Saftner MA. (2023) The Provision of Abortion Care via Telehealth in the United States: A Rapid Review. J Midwifery Womens Health. 68(6):744-758. doi: 10.1111/jmwh.13586. Epub 2023 Dec 9. PMID: 38069588.

Alpi KM, Martin CL, Plasek JM, Sittig S, Smith CA, Weinfurter EV, Wells JK, Wong R, Austin RR. (2023) Characterizing terminology applied by authors and database producers to informatics literature on consumer engagement with wearable devices. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 30(7):1284-1292. doi: 10.1093/jamia/ocad082. PMID: 37203425; PMCID: PMC10280350.

Talley KMC, Davis NJ, Peden-McAlpine C, Martin CL, Weinfurter EV, Wyman JF. (2021). “Navigating through incontinence: A qualitative systematic review and meta-aggregation of the experiences of family caregivers.” International Journal of Nursing Studies, 123:104062. doi: 10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2021.104062. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34461378.

McLane, Tara M., Hoyt, Robert, Hodge, Chad, Weinfurter, Elizabeth, Reardon, Erin E., Monsen, Karen A. (2021). “What Industry Wants: An Empirical Analysis of Health Informatics Job Postings.” Applied Clinical Informatics, 12:285–292.  doi: 10.1055/s-0041-1726423

Looman, Wendy S., Young Shin Park, Tiffany T. Gallagher, Elizabeth V. Weinfurter (2020). “Outcomes Research on Children with Medical Complexity: A Scoping Review of Gaps and Opportunities.” Child: Care, Health & Development, 46(1),121-131. doi: 10.1111/cch.12725.

Weinfurter, Elizabeth, Mariya Gyendina, Lindsay Matts-Benson.  "Supporting a Culture of Teaching and Learning with a Teaching and Learning Community of Practice." Paper presented at the Midwest Chapter of the Medical Library Association Annual Meeting, Cleveland, OH, October 7, 2018

Westra, B.L., Sylvia, M., Weinfurter, E.F., Pruinelli, L., Park, J.I., Dodd, D., Keenan, G.M., Senk, P., Richesson, R.L., Baukner, V., Cruz, C., Gao, G., Whittenburg, L, Delaney, C.W. (2017), Big Data Science: A Literature Review of Nursing Research Exemplars. Nursing Outlook. 65(5):549-561. doi: 10.1016/j.outlook.2016.11.021.

Weinfurter, Elizabeth V.  Presentation on 1:Button Studios as part of the GMR Tech Forum Panel.  Presented at the combined Midcontinental/Midwest Chapter of the Medical Library Association Annual Meeting, Des Moines, IA, October 24, 2016

Weinfurter, Elizabeth V.  “Partnership in the Big Picture: Librarian Involvement in the Development and Publication of a New Interdisciplinary Open Access Journal.”  Paper presented at the Medical Library Association Annual Conference, Toronto, ON, May 15th, 2016.

Avery, M. D., Saftner, M. A., Larson, B., & Weinfurter, E. V. (2014). A systematic review of maternal confidence for physiologic birth: Characteristics of prenatal care and confidence measurement. Journal of Midwifery and Women’s Health, 59(6), 586-595.  doi: 10.1111/jmwh.12269

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. 

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., Donna Zimmaro Bliss.  “Searching the Literature: Understanding and Using Structured Electronic Databases,” Journal of Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing 2006 Nov/Dec, 33(6):594-605.