Liz Fine Weinfurter

Liaison and Instruction Librarian

Bio-Medical Library; 314 Diehl Hall
612-624-6492

eweinfur@umn.edu

http://hsl.lib.umn.edu/about/staff/liz-weinfurter

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About me

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.

    Areas of Interest

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

    Publications and Major Presentations

    • 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. 
    • Fine, Elizabeth V.  “Using Web Conferencing Software to Do More With Less.”  Paper presented at the Midwest Chapter Medical Library Association Annual Meeting, Columbus, OH, October 4, 2009. link
    • Fine, Elizabeth V., Jacqueline Leskovec.  “Seek, Explore, Discover: What is the GMR?”  Poster presented at the Midwest Chapter Medical Library Association Annual Meeting, Columbus, OH, October 4, 2009. link
    • Fine, Elizabeth V.  “Strengthen Your Staff’s Searching Skills With Search Camp!”  Poster presented at the Midwest Chapter Medical Library Association Annual Meeting, Columbus, OH, October 4, 2009. link
    • Katherine Chew, MLS, Elizabeth Fine, MLIS, Cindy Gruwell, MLS, Wayne Loftus, MLS, AHIP. “Teaching The Publication Process: Road to Collaboration at the University of Minnesota.” Poster Exhibit, Midcontinental and Midwest Chapters/MLA Joint Annual Meeting, License to Learn / License to Lead, October 13-17, 2007, Omaha, NE
    • 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.  full text
    • Fine, Elizabeth V.  “Creating an online repository of library workshop recordings: It’s a Breeze!”  Poster presented at the Midwest Chapter Medical Library Association Annual Meeting, Louisville, KY, October 9, 2006.   link
    • Fine, Elizabeth V., Donna Zimmaro Bliss.  “The How To’s of Doing a Literature Search.”  Talk at Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society 38th Annual Conference, Minneapolis, MN. June 26, 2006