Phyllis J. Hudson worked as a UCF librarian for thirty-four years. Hudson interested herself in many organizations concerned with employment issues and women's rights both in libraries and in the community. From 1977-1978, she chaired the United Faculty of Florida Women's Rights Committee. She was president of the Association of College and Research Libraries Florida Chapter from 1982-1983. Hudson chaired the Florida Library Association Women in Libraries Caucus from 1981-1982 and the Collective Bargaining in Libraries Caucus from 1987-1988. She was a director of the NEA Florida Teaching Profession board from 1987-1989. Her writings include two articles in Florida Libraries entitled "Equal Pay Issue at FTU" and "Librarians Denied Sex Equality" in the May-June and November-December 1978 issues. In the Fall 1982 issue of Reach, she published "Comparable Worth".
Hudson organized a poster display and presentation at FTU in 1978 on the subject "The FTU Woman: Today's Answers, Tomorrow's Opportunities." She was on the panel at FLA Women in Libraries Caucus in 1979 and 1982; the latter on the subject of the ERA. In 1987, she spoke at the Social Responsibilities Round Table Library Union Task Force on "Academic Libraries and Union Activism: The Florida Experience". Hudson continued to be active in both the UFF and the ACRL throughout her career. In 1989, she received the UCF Excellence in Librarianship award and earned the title Emerita in 2006.
From the guide to the Phyllis J. Hudson, Collection, 1966-2006, (Special Collections and University Archives, University of Central Florida Libraries, )