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Research productivity is an essential and non-negotiable requirement for the career advancement of academic librarians. Genuine Collaboration is a factor that is crucial for enhancing research productivity. Hence, this study investigated Genuine collaboration and research productivity of academic librarians in Kaduna State University (KASU), Kaduna. The study adopted quantitative method and survey research design. The population comprised 41 academic librarians from university library in KASU Kaduna (Source: Registry record, 2021). Total enumeration was used for the study. A self-structured questionnaire was used to collect data. Data collected were analyzed using descriptive statistics. Finding revealed that research productivity of academic librarians in terms of quantity of publication is low judging by the overall mean score of 2.54 on the scale of 5. This implies that the respondents are not productive in their research. The study concluded that Genuine collaboration enhance research productivity of academic librarians in Kaduna State University (KASU), Kaduna Nigeria. The study recommended that University administrators should encourage Genuine research collaboration in universities, clauses in promotion policy which gives more points to first named authors during promotion exercise should be removed.