Curriculum vitae

Education


University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee WI

M.A., Library Science and Information Studies (2009)


Appalachian State University, Boone NC

B.S., Political Science (2004)


Certificates


University of Pennsylvania, School of Arts and Sciences (SAS), Philadelphia, PA

Advanced Certificate in Neuroscience


Princeton Management Development Certificate (Enrolled 2021)


Work Experience

Princeton University, Princeton NJ

Behavioral Sciences Librarian, Aug 2018 – Present

  • Liaison Librarian to the Department of Psychology and the Princeton Neuroscience Institute.

  • Created a comprehensive outreach program consisting of physically and digitally embedded librarianship, instruction, and teaching and research support.

  • Collaborated with Princeton faculty, post-doctoral researchers, and graduate students on systematic reviews, meta-analyses, data collection, publications, digital resources, and grants. (see below for details)

  • Fund manager of a +$720,000 collections budget for the behavioral sciences.

  • Created, managed and led the Princeton University Library’s innovative Citizen Science @ Princeton program to support research using crowd-sourced data collection. 

  • Led the planning group for Princeton University Library’s Systematic Review Service for rigorous, transparent, and reproducible systematic reviews and meta-analyses across the sciences and social sciences. 

  • Co-founded and co-led the Open Research Steering Committee with the aim of developing strategic priorities and coordinating services, tools, and campus partners in support of open science principles and practices. 

  • Organized and led employee affinity groups for Professional Research Support and Dismantling Whiteness in Libraries and Librarianship

  • Organized and led the Princeton-Rutgers ReproducibiliTea, a journal club for reproducible science in collaboration with the Department of Psychology. 

  • Provided personal research support in the form of one-on-one research consultations with faculty, students, and researchers and through participation in the Personal Librarian program and the Princeton Writing Program.

  • Provided formal in-depth information literacy instruction through workshops, guest lectures, clinics, and information sessions.

  • Responsible for the collection development policy, purchases, and maintenance of Princeton University’s behavioral science collections.


Walden University, Minneapolis, MN

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences Librarian, Feb 2016 – Aug 2018

  • Liaison Librarian to the School of Psychology, School of Counselling, and the Barbara Solomon School of Human Services and Social Work

  • Created a comprehensive outreach program for 3 schools, 12 Program Directors and 200+ full-time and part-time faculty.

  • Supported course development and scaffolding of information literacy objectives.

  • Delivered information literacy instruction through guides, modules, live webinars, and face to face sessions.

  • Developed research support services for psychology, counseling, human services, and social work.

  • Provided one-on-one research consultations with faculty and students.

  • Managed general reference services through Ask A Librarian via email, phone, and chat.


John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum

Ernest Hemingway Photograph Collection, Audiovisual Archives

Volunteer Librarian, Oct 2012 – May 2013

  • Led the project for researching, organizing, describing, and archiving approximately 2,500 photographs in the Ernest Hemingway Photograph Collection housed in Audio-Visual Archives at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum.

  • Featured on Public Radio International’s The World “Photos of Ernest Hemingway’s ‘Dangerous Summer’” August 2013.

  • Awarded the Wiedman Outstanding Volunteer Service Award by the David S. Ferriero, Archivist of the United States, May 2014


Providence Athenaeum, Providence Rhode Island

Library Technician, Jan 2012 – Feb 2013

  • Responsible for patron services at the second oldest private membership library in the United States.

  • Developed and led programing for National Novel Writing Month.

  • Participated in collection development projects including accessioning, deaccessioning, and managing gifts. 


Hathaway Library, Audubon Society of Rhode Island. Providence Rhode Island

Volunteer Librarian, Aug 2011 – Feb 2013

  • Managed the Hathway Library’s collections, policy, processes, cataloging, and patron services. 

  • Developed and led library policy and patron services. 

  • Maintained the 4,000-volume collection of monographs, historical records, and government documents.

  • Accessioned and cataloged all new materials according to a unique Hathaway Library classification system.


Walden University, Minneapolis MN

Institutional Review Board (IRB), Non-affiliate voting member, Jan 2011 – Feb 2016

  • Served as a non-affiliate voting member of the Institutional Review Board

  • Reviewed, evaluated, and approved research proposals in the social and behavioral sciences, education, and nursing.

  • Completed National Institutes of Health certificate in Protecting Human Research Participants


University of Liverpool, Liverpool United Kingdom

Institutional Ethics Committee, Non-affiliate voting member, Jan 2011 – Feb 2016

  • Served as a non-affiliate voting member of the Institutional Ethics Committee

  • Reviewed, evaluated, and approved research proposals in the social and behavioral sciences, education, and health sciences.

  • Completed National Institutes of Health certificate in Protecting Human Research Participants


European Regional Support Library, Heidelberg Germany

Practicum Student, Sept 2008 – Dec 2008

  • Completed a 20-hour a week practicum study at the central research library of the US Army Europe library system. 


Sullivan Library, US Army Garrison Mannheim, Germany

Library Technician (GS-4), Dec 2004 – Jan 2006

  • Managed patron services, circulation, and programming at the sole English-language library for the United States Garrison Mannheim community.


Institutional Service

  • Princeton University Library, Indigenous Studies Working Group, 2021 - present

  • Princeton University Library, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Statement Working Group, 2021 - present

  • Princeton University Library, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Steering Committee, 2020 - Present

  • Princeton University Library, Open Research Steering Committee, Co-chair, 2020 - Present

  • Princeton University Library, Princeton Data Commons User Experience (UX) Group 2019 - Present

  • Princeton University Library, Library Education and Teaching Committee, member 2019 - Present

  • Princeton University Library, Diversity and Inclusion Working Group, Oct 2018 - Apr 2018

  • Princeton University Library, Peter  B. Lewis Science Library Space Assessment Taskforce, November 2018 - Present

  • Walden University Library, Pedagogy, Design, and Resources Across the Curriculum Working Group, Chair, Feb 2018- August 2018


Professional Service Service


  • Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Education and Behavioral Sciences (EBSS) Psychology Committee Member, 2019-2021

  • Center for Open Science Ambassador, 2020-present


Professional Affiliations

  • American Libraries Association, Member, 2016 - present

    • Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), Member, 2018- Present

      • Education and Behavioral Sciences (EBSS) Member 2018-present

  • Special Library Association (SLA), Member, 2018 - present


Grants and Awards

  • Princeton Initiative for Data-Driven Social Science Grant, “Prejudice Reduction: Creating an Open Repository of ‘What Works’ from Experimental Research.” with Betsy Levy Paluck,  2020-2021 ($17,000)

  • Wiedman Outstanding Volunteer Service Award presented by the Archivist of the United States, (May 2014)


Peer-Reviewed Publications

  • [Preprint] Levitis, E., Gould van Praag, C. D., Gau, R., Heunis, S., DuPre, E., Kiar, G., … Maumet, C. (2021, March 23). Centering inclusivity in the design of online conferences. https://doi.org/10.31234/osf.io/vj5tu

  • [Preprint] Topor, M., Pickering, J. S., Barbosa Mendes, A., Bishop, D. V. M., Büttner, F. C., Henderson, E. L., … Westwood, S. J. (2020, December 14). An integrative framework for planning and conducting Non-Interventional, Reproducible, and Open Systematic Reviews (NIRO-SR). https://doi.org/10.31222/osf.io/8gu5z  


Other Publications

  • Topor, M., Pickering, J. S., Barbosa Mendes, A., Bishop, D. V. M., Büttner, F. C., Henderson, E. L., … Westwood, S. J. (2020, December 14). Non-Interventional, Reproducible, and Open (NIRO) Systematic Review guidelines. https://doi.org/10.17605/OSF.IO/F3BRW 

  • Paula P. Brooks, Elizabeth A. McDevitt, Anne C. Mennen, Matteo Visconti di Oleggio Castello, & Samuel A. Nastase. (2020, February 26). Princeton Handbook for Reproducible Neuroimaging (Version v0.1.0). Zenodo. http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3688789 


Pre-Registrations

  • Baek, S., Testerman, M. M., & Emberson, L. (2020). Attrition Rate in fNIRS-Based Infant Cognitive Neuroscience: A Meta-Analysis. Retrieved from  osf.io/uc436 


Acknowledgments

  • Paluck, E. L., Porat, R., Clark, C. S., & Green, D. P. (2021). Prejudice reduction: Progress and challenges. Annual Review of Psychology, 72(1), 533-560. doi:10.1146/annurev-psych-071620-030619  

  • [Preprint] The Princeton Open Ventilation Monitor Collaboration, Bourrianne, P., Chidzik, S., Cohen, D., Elmer, P., Hallowell, T., Kilbaugh, T. J., Lange, D., Leifer, A. M., Marlow, D. R., Meyers, P. D., Normand, E., Nunes, J., Oh, M., Page, L., Periera, T., Pivarski, J., Schreiner, H., Stone, H. A., … Tully, C. (2020). Inexpensive multi-patient respiratory monitoring system for helmet ventilation during COVID-19 pandemic. In bioRxiv. medRxiv. https://doi.org/10.1101/2020.06.29.20141283 


Digital Tools 

  • PaperClassification Natural Language Processing for Systematic Reviews [Under development]

  • Database of prejudice reduction literature [grant awarded, in development, 2020-2021]

  • Princeton Brain Development Project, NeuroProgress.org [Under development, 2020] 


Presentations

  • Testerman, M., Topor, M., Pickering, J., Groen, M. (2020)  Improving data synthesis with open and reproducible approaches. Presented at the annual meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping, Open Science Room, Virtual. 

  • Testerman, M. (2020) #AcademicTwitter for Subject Librarians. Presentation at the annual conference of the Special Library Association, Charlotte, NC. 

  • Testerman, M. (2019) Donate Your Brain to Science: Participating in Human Subjects Research. Presented at Princeton University Library, Princeton, NJ.

  • Testerman, M. (2020) Reproducible Data Collection for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses in the Social and Behavioral Sciences. Presented to the Department of Psychology, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ. 


Public Engagement


Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice

  • Indigenous Studies Working Group, Princeton University Library, Member, March 2021-present

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Statement Working Group, Princeton University Library, Chair, Feb 2021-present

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Steering Committee, Princeton University Library, Member, Sept 2020-present.

  • Dismantling Whiteness in Libraries and Librarianship Journal Club, Princeton University Library, Facilitator, 2020

  • Hack4BlackLives: Wikipedia edit-a-thon to increase the number and quality of entries for Black scientists and academics, Participant, June 2020. 

  • Diversity and Inclusion Working Group, Princeton University Library, Member, Oct 2018 - Apr 2018

    • Contributed to the Diversity Statement for the Princeton University Library that outlines a road map for anti-racist and inclusive structural changes at the institutional level.

    • Contributed to the Charge for a permanent Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Steering Committee.

    • Contributed to recommendations to the Library Leadership Team (LLT) for a multi-year Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Plan.

  • Completed Training: 

    • Allyship to Impact, Virtual (2020)

    • Fostering a Culture of Inclusion for Employees, Princeton University (2020)

    • Dismantling Institutional Racism at Your Library: From Theory to Practice, Niche Academy (2020)

    • Ally Project: Supporting LGBT Students Staff and Faculty, Princeton University (2019)


Volunteer Work

  • John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum, Volunteer Librarian, Oct 2012 – May 2013

  • Audubon Society of Rhode Island, Volunteer Librarian, Aug 2011 – Feb 2013

  • People Serving People, Minneapolis MN, Short-term housing volunteer, 2017

  • Stall Catchers, Citizen Science Project for Alzheimer’s research, 2019 [Preprint

  • The COVID Tracking Project, Data Entry, Data Quality, Mapping Impact, Nov 2020 - present

 

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