18 Association of Research Libraries Research Library Issues 289 2016 By now most of you are aware of the tragic events that occurred early this morning at Strozier Library. Three students were injured, one critically, and the shooter was killed by law enforcement officers after refusing to put down his weapon and firing upon officers. Classes remain cancelled for today.… FSU Police and Tallahassee Police officers and leaders have been on scene since the initial call.… Although their quick response and the wide range and immediate nature of FSU notification systems may well have diminished potential injuries, our entire community is saddened by the shootings of three students that did occur. Our thoughts and prayers go out to them and their families and friends. Counseling services are available through the University Counseling Center, Victim Advocate program, and Employee Assistance Program. We will notify you as more news is available [and] whether classes will resume tomorrow. Thank you for all you do for Florida State University. At a time like this, our focus is on our students, and our climate of collegiality and academic purpose stand us all in good stead. Counselors Across campus, the first reaction to the shooting was shock, followed by the imperative to figure out what to do—quickly. Few felt prepared. The university’s two main counseling offices, the University Counseling Center and the Employee Assistance Program (EAP), clearly had an important role to play. Staff of both offices had been contacted before dawn with instructions to come to work as early as possible. At the University Counseling Center, staff began arriving at 6:30 a.m. and were bombarded by texts, while phones were ringing off the hook. They
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