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The general opinion was that human resources development and job performance of library staff in academic library in Ekiti State, Nigeria was low and a cause for concern. This paper investigated the relationship between human resources development and job performance of library staff in three selected academic library, Ekiti State, Nigeria. A total enumeration sampling techniques and survey research design was adopted. The study population consisted of 100 library staff in the three selected academic libraries in Ekiti State, Nigeria. The research instrument used was a self-developed questionnaire titled “Human resource development as correlate of job performance in three selected academic libraries, Ekiti State, Nigeria”. The questionnaire validation was subjected to experts in the areas of the variables studied; it gave a reliability coefficient of 0.75 for Human Resource Development; and 0.78 for Job Performance. A response rate of 100% was achieved. Data were analysed using descriptive (percentage, mean, average mean and standard deviation) and inferential (Pearson Product Moment Correlation, and Cross tabs) statistics. The study revealed a significant relationship between human resource development and job performance (r = 0.000c, N = 100, P < 0.05) of library staff in the selected academic library in, Ekiti State, Nigeria. The study concluded that contrary to general belief, human resource development and job performance levels of library staff in academic library were high. It is recommended that management should continue to promote values such as improved library staff recognition, library staff training programmes and effective use of human resource academic libraries that would increase human resource development and job performance of its workforce.