Volunteers are needed to help bring to life a permanent exhibit on "Education in Zion" that will be housed in a gallery in the new Joseph F. Smith Building now under construction on the Brigham Young University campus.
The multimedia exhibit will feature stories of the pioneers who forged the distinctive tradition of faith and learning among members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
The exhibit is being produced by a small staff working with volunteers who are students, Church Educational System employees, retirees and other friends of the university. "We need more volunteers with time to contribute," said Terry Warner, who is coordinating the project.
According to Warner, there are several kinds of jobs to be done. These include interviewing people who want to contribute stories, doing research, managing segments of the project and assisting in either documentary production or exhibit design.
To submit stories or apply to volunteer, write to the Education in Zion Project, B-34 110A, Provo, Utah 84602; telephone (801) 422-1986; e-mail email@example.com; or visit the Web site at http://exhibit.byu.edu.
"While some prior experience can be helpful, we can teach people what they need to do," Warner said.
The stories will feature people who, motivated by the fire of faith, have sought to learn or used their learning to serve God and others, and consequently have in some way made the world better.
Some of the anticipated exhibit sections are "Other Traditions of Faith and Learning," "Early Schools in Zion," "Education in the Family," "Extending Learning into All the World" (including distance learning, CES and the Perpetual Education Fund) and "The Worldwide Influence of BYU People."
"Once people get involved in this endeavor, they find it thrilling," said Warner. "We have an opportunity to tell inspiring and instructive stories of people who can teach us all 'a more excellent way.'"