Eve Woodberry

Eve Woodberry BA, Dip Lib 

  • ALIA Fellowship 2014

The ALIA Board of Directors is delighted to confer the distinction of Fellow on Eve Woodberry.

Eve Woodberry has held senior library positions in Australian academic institutions since 1992 when she became University Librarian at Bond University, Queensland. From 2000 until 2007, she held the position of University Librarian at the University of New England, in Armidale, NSW.  Eve was appointed Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Academic) in 2008 and in 2010 the position was renamed Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Students and Social Inclusion). 

Throughout her career, Eve has been an active member of ALIA. She has also been part of the Queensland University Libraries Office of Cooperation and the Council of Australian University Librarians (CAUL), serving as CAUL President from 2005 to 2007.

Early in her career, Eve developed an interest in copyright and intellectual property. She advised ALIA on the Copyright Amendment (Digital Agenda) Bill, on the subsequent Copyright Law Review Committee reports, and on the review of the Digital Agenda Bill.

Eve has been a member of successive copyright working groups and committees, including the ALIA Copyright and Intellectual Property Working Group and the Australian Libraries Copyright Committee. Eve has written and lobbied extensively on copyright issues. She has also given many conference papers nationally and internationally.

Eve has represented Australia at the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) Committee on Copyright and Other Legal Matters since 2004.

Eve was invited by the Commonwealth Ministry for the Arts to chair the Public Lending Right Committee in 2007. At the time, the growing acquisition of ebooks needed to be addressed. Eve was instrumental in a review of the Committee’s activities which included ebooks and she has become a valued member of the ALIA Elending Reference Group, which advises the ALIA Board on the future of ebooks in libraries and information services.

For her long standing service to the sector, Eve Woodberry is awarded the ALIA Fellowship.