Helen Clements: Profile


Helen Clements
Academic Liaison Librarian
Research & Learning Services Division
306 Edmon Low Library
Oklahoma State University
Stillwater, OK 74078

Professional Information

Faculty Rank

Associate Professor

Research Interests

Textiles and textile history; artisans and their production; social change; Mexico; community and regional development; families in history; information literacy; librarians and their professional development; traditional and early music


Ph.D., Cultural Anthropology, University of Texas, Austin

M.A., Cultural Anthropology, Texas Tech University

M.S., Library Science, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

B.A., English, Oklahoma State University

How Helen Help You?

  • Design, Housing and Merchandising
  • Human Development and Family Science
  • Sociology

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Professional Service

  • Association of College and Research Libraries
    • Anthropology and Sociology Section (2007-)
  • Oklahoma Library Association (2001-)
    • Chair, University and College Division (2014-2015)
    • Tribal Libraries Committee (2008-)
  • Women's Faculty Council, Oklahoma State University (2001-)

Selected Publications & Presentations

Papers and Chapters

Clements, H. P. (2004, October 22). Adding another layer to information literacy: Using Blackboard to enhance a one-credit library class. In Baudino, F., Mardis, L., Park, S. G., & Ury, C. J., Eds. Brick and Click Libraries: Proceedings of an Academic Library Symposium. Maryville, Missouri. Retrieved from ERIC (ED 489937) http://eric.ed.gov/?q=brick+and+click&pg=2&id=ED489937.

Clements, H. P. (1990). La historia de una comunidad artesana: Santo Tomás Jalieza, 1857-1940. In Lecturas históricas del estado de Oaxaca, María de los Ángeles Romero Frizzi, comp., Vol. 4, 1887-1930, (453-384). Ciudad México: Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia y Gobierno del Estado de Oaxaca.

Clements, H. P. (1988)  Mujeres, trabajo y cambio social: El caso de dos comunidades oaxaqueñas”.  In Las mujeres en el campo: Memoria de la Primera reunión nacional de investigación sobre mujeres campesinas en México, J. Aranda Bezaury, Comp.,  (245-258).  Oaxaca de Juárez: Instituto de Investigaciones  Sociológicas de la Universidad Autónoma Benito Juárez de Oaxaca.

Miller, B., &  Clements H. P. (2006, November 3). Government information, knowledge management, and resources for library instruction to the Millennial Generation. In Baudino, F., Ury, C. J., & Park, S. G., Eds. Brick and Click Libraries Proceedings of an Academic Library Symposium (6th, Maryville, Missouri, November 3, 2006, pp. 51-57. Retrieved from ERIC (ED 493910)  http://eric.ed.gov/?q=brick+and+click&pg=2&id=ED493910.

Sheehan, B., & Clements, H. P. (2013). “Ethnographic Video for Instruction and Analysis (EVIA) Digital Archive” (Resource Reviews). ANSS Currents 28 (1, Spring):26-37. (Web) http://anssacrl.files.wordpress.com/2013/04/anss-currents-spring-2013.pdf.


Clements, H. P. (2014, Fall). FYI column: American Indian resources.  [Resource review]. ANSS Currents, 29(2). Retrieved from https://anssacrl.wordpress.com/publications/currents/anss-currents-vol-29-no-2-fall-2014/.

Clements, H P. (2013, Spring). Ethnographic Video for Instruction and Analysis (EVIA) Digital Archive” [Electronic resource review]. ANSS Currents 28(1), Retrieved from http://anssacrl.files.wordpress.com/2013/04/anss-currents-spring-2013.pdf.

Clements, H. P. (2012). The Eugene B. Adkins Collection: Selected Works. [Review of catalog of Western art collection jointly curated by the OU Museum of Art and PhilbrookMuseum]. Oklahoma Librarian, 62(6). Retrieved from  http://www.oklibrarian.org/index.php/oklibrarian/issue/view/14.

Clements, H. P. (2012, Fall). Bibliography of Native North Americans  [Database review] ANSS Currents 21(2): 11-12. Retrieved from https://anssacrl.wordpress.com/publications/currents/currents-vol-27-no-2/.

Clements, H. P. (2011). Sociological Abstracts Becomes a CSA/ProQuest Database. ANSS Currents [ACRL Anthropology and Sociology Section newsletter]  26(2): Retrieved from http://anssacrl.files.wordpress.com/2011/10/currents-fall11.pdf.

Clements, H. P. (2011, July-August). [Review of the book Red Power Rising: The National Indian Youth Council and the Origins of Native Activism, by B. G. Shreve]. Oklahoma Librarian 61(4).

Clements, H. P. (2010). [Review of the book States of México: A reference guide to history and culture, by P. Standish]. Reference Reviews, 24(6), 59.

Clements, H. P. (2009). Treaties with American Indians. [ Review of the encyclopedia Treaties with American Indians:  An encyclopedia of rights, conflicts, and sovereignty, D. L. Fixico, Ed]. Reference Reviews 23(5),  61-62.

Clements, H. P. (2009). iPOLL Databank [Review of online database].  Reference Reviews 23(3), 21.

Clements, H. P. (2009, Fall). Annual Reviews. [Review of the review journal database]. ANSS Currents 24(2),7. Retrieved from https://anssacrl.wordpress.com/publications/currents/currents-vol24-no2/.

Clements, H. P. (2008). Latino American Experience. [Review of online reference resource]. Reference Reviews (22)5, 54.  

Clements, H. P.(In press). American Indian History and Culture [Review of electronic collection from Adam Matthew/Sage Publishing]. Accepted for publication in Reference Reviews.


Clements, H. P. (2006, March 30). Women’s work: Oklahoma women and clothing production, 1890-statehood. Paper presented at the Oklahoma Library Association Annual Conference, University and College Paper Session.

Clements, H. P. (1999, March 11). Tradition and innovation as social roles:  weaving in Oaxaca, 1870s.  Paper presented at the meeting of the Southwest Council of Latin American Studies (SCOLAS), San Antonio, Texas.

Clements, H .P. (1996, March 9). Handweavers becoming textile workers? The case of Oaxaca in the Porfiriato. Paper presented at the meeting of the Southwest Council of Latin American Studies (SCOLAS), Oaxaca, México.