The Jim Dana Literacy Grant
One of the principles of the Great Lakes Independent Booksellers Association is to promote literacy in our region. In 2013 The Great Lakes Independent Booksellers Association Board voted to create a program to provide a $1000 grant to be awarded annually to a non-profit literacy project, nominated by a GLIBA member store.
Jim Dana was the founder of the Great Lakes Independent Booksellers Association, and served as the Executive Director until his retirement in 2010, when he joined the Peace Corps. Jim was always involved in efforts to increase literacy while at GLIBA, and continuing during his time serving in the Peace Corps. It is in his honor that the award is named.
Nominations for the grant must be received in the GLIBA office by July 17, 2015. The award will be presented at the Heartland Fall Forum which will be in Chicago, IL October 9-11, 2015