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The objectives of this study were twofold. First, it investigated the impact of knowledge sharing (KS) on job satisfaction (JS), second, this study examined the role of demographic variables (gender, age, designation, qualification, and experience) between KS-JS relationship. A cross-sectional survey questionnaire was used to collect data from 274 currently working university librarians in Higher Education Commission (HEC) recognized universities of Pakistan. The collected data were analyzed using Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) version 22 by applying relevant descriptive and inferential statistics. The findings of this study observed a positive association between KS and JS, where KS significantly impacted JS of university librarians. Further, there was no significant findings indicating that the above mentioning demographic variables moderated the relationship between KS and JS except gender. However, conditional or marginal moderation role were observed between KS and JS relationship in presence of these demographic variables (age, designation, qualification, and experience). This study would help institutional management understand librarians' behavior towards their KS so that a collaborative sharing and cohesive learning environment could be established at micro and macro level for high JS. It will provide a pragmatic insight to librarians and universities in order to achieve overall organizational objectives by connecting KS and JS considering demographic factors.