This study investigated job recruitment variables and employment of library staff in Federal University of Technology and Imo State University, Owerri libraries. The study was guided by four research questions and three hypotheses. The survey design was adopted for the study. The population of this study comprised of 133 staff of the institutions. The rating scale was used to collect data for the study. Data collected were analyzed using descriptive statistics comprising of mean and standard deviation. The null hypotheses were tested at 0.05 level of significance using t-test. The major findings were that qualification, experience, age, salary and state of origin are considered to a high extent in the recruitment of library staff; experience to a high extent influence employment of library staff in the university libraries; qualification does not to a high extent influence employment of library staff in the university libraries; and age does not to a high extent influence employment of library staff in the university libraries. The researchers recommended that: modality should be set by library employers to accommodate fresh graduates of LIS in the employment quota, membership of professional bodies should be emphasized as it will encourage participation in Nigerian Library Association which will help in the growth of the association and much emphasis should not be led on age since it does not have influence on the recruitment of library staff. It has been observed that when emphasis is led on age. it leads to falsification of age.