World-renowned musician Janis Ian has a passion for reading, libraries and education. So her inspiring address at a recent inservice for Metro Schools Librarian comes straight from the heart.Ms. Ian joined the librarians for lunch at JT Moore Middle School on August 9th. She then closed their full-day session with a speech on the power of books in her life and an uplifting message for librarians everywhere as the new school year begins. As thanks, the crowd gave her a standing ovation.Please take a few moments to read the transcript of her speech. It carries a powerful message about how reading - and the people who help facilitate it - can change lives. Truly worth reading.