Liaison Librarian
Liaison to: 
Nursing
305 Diehl Hall
(612) 624-6492

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 has worked in the Bio-Medical 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 two small children, and in any spare time enjoys camping, canoeing, 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.

    Areas of Interest

    Literature searching, Curriculum-Integrated Bibliographic Instruction, Evidence-Based Practice, Information Competencies, Systematic Reviews, Open Access Publishing

    Selected Recent Publications and Major Presentations

    • 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. 
    • 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.

    Calendar:

    Liz is available to meet from approximately 9:00-5:00 Monday through Friday whenever a time block isn't otherwise scheduled.  If you see an open time that works for you (open times are in white on the calendar), contact Liz at eweinfur@umn.edu or 612-624-6492 to set up a meeting!

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