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The study was designed to ascertain the influence of job satisfaction on performance of librarians in federal university libraries in South East Nigeria. The study was guided by six specific objectives which include identifying factors that constitute job satisfaction and performance, determine the extent job satisfaction influences librarians’ performance, find out the extent the librarians are satisfied with their jobs, and find out the strategies for enhancing job satisfaction and performance of librarians in federal university libraries in South East Nigeria. The instrument for the study was a questionnaire. The research design was a survey design and the population comprises all librarians that are working in federal university libraries in south east Nigeria. Data for the study was analyzed using mean, percentages and frequency. The findings of the study reveals that there is general job satisfaction existing among librarians in federal university libraries in south east Nigeria. This was as a result of the existence of job satisfaction factors such as promotion, salary, good working environment etc. Also that job satisfaction has a great influence on the job performance of these librarians; therefore, there is a strong relationship between job satisfaction and performance. Equally, lack of opportunity for promotion is the greatest factor that can affect their job satisfaction and performance.The existence of promotion opportunities, existence of training opportunities, cordial relationship with co-workers, well set library goals, existence of concrete job description, restructuring of work pattern, a sincere annual appraisal, and conducive working environment will greatly enhance the job satisfaction and performance of the librarians in federal university libraries in South East Nigeria.