Author(s): Jerome Idiegbeyan-Ose, Ayooluwa Aregbesola, Sola Emmanuel Owolabi, Toluwani Eyiolorunshe
The success of any organization is pivoted on human capital. Organizations may experience low productivity, high staff attrition and instability due to unsatisfactory performance of employees when they are disgruntled and unhappy. The study investigated the relationship between motivation and job satisfaction of staff in University libraries in Nigeria. The study adopted survey research design, the population consisted of all the 361 library staff in the private university in South-West, Nigeria, and total enumeration was used. The research instrument used was a questionnaire, which was validated by experts in the field of library and information Science and human resources management. The results show that the library staff job satisfaction was low, while their motivation level was high. The finding also revealed relationship among the variables of motivation and job satisfaction. (r=0.036, N=305, P<0.05). Therefore, the study concluded and recommended that the staff should be more recognize and be more motivated in terms of intrinsic motivation, this will eventually, increase their satisfaction.