16 Association of Research Libraries Research Library Issues 289 2016 We are increasing security measures and providing a strong law enforcement presence on and around campus. I have great confidence in the abilities of our local law enforcement agencies to handle this matter. In order to provide services for our students, the university will remain open today but all classes scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 20, are cancelled, including exams scheduled to be held at the Testing Center on Thursday. Strozier Library will be closed until further notice. As we try to make sense of what is a senseless incident, the University Counseling Center and Employee Assistance will provide counseling and support for FSU faculty, staff and students affected by these events. Should anyone need or desire such services, please contact the University Counseling Center at the Askew Student Life Building or call 850.644.2003. Information will be updated regularly on the www.fsu.edu Alerts page. At 9:30 that morning there was an emergency cabinet meeting. The provost, vice presidents, and other key officials awaited the arrival of the president, who was flying in from New York. Cabinet members wanted to reassure the community that the crisis was over and that necessary follow-up tasks were underway. More importantly, they wanted to communicate plans for assisting everyone affected, whether directly or indirectly. Trustees and alumni boards needed to be contacted. There were still few confirmed facts, but the press, faculty, staff, students, parents, and the local community were hungry for information. And there were many decisions to be made. Should classes be canceled for tomorrow—Friday—as well as today? How could resources such as the University Counseling Center for students and the Employee Assistance Program be marshaled quickly to support a shocked and frightened community? What about new student orientation, Board of Trustees and
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