Mac Elrod

This is fjm_elrodor everyone who wants to wish Mac a (belated!) happy birthday and to thank him for sharing his incomparable knowledge of cataloging. I made this card from a word cloud of the subject lines of Mac’s posts to Autocat from the period of 2015-2016, and from his very first year, 1996-1997 using Tagul. I also based the shape from a picture of him from an online conference when I was lucky enough to be included as a virtual speaker. I thought he looked especially snazzy. Please share your best wishes below.

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holly ledvina holly ledvina from Chicago wrote on March 24, 2016 at 3:21 pm:
Mac- happy of happy birthdays to you! Thank you for your wisdom and common sense approach to cataloging. I have shared many of your AUTOCAT posts with my students; we have all benefited from your extensive knowledge. Thank you for making me a better cataloger and librarian.
May Hmaidan May Hmaidan from Vancouver, BC wrote on March 24, 2016 at 3:20 pm:
Wishing you all the best on your birthday and sending you positive thoughts.
Aaron Smith Aaron Smith from Fort Wayne, Indiana wrote on March 24, 2016 at 3:20 pm:
We celebrate you, whose gifts to us are timeless.
Jane DeBellis Jane DeBellis from Milton, Florida wrote on March 24, 2016 at 3:18 pm:
Happy birthday Mac! Thank you for your ever present wisdom over the years in propelling us to think of ourselves as providing a public service!
Hunter Eck Hunter Eck wrote on March 24, 2016 at 3:18 pm:
I hope you had a great birthday, Mr. Elrod! I have been following your posts for 20 years now, and I am grateful for your knowledge and love for your profession-- it inspires the rest of us.
Keri Cascio Keri Cascio wrote on March 24, 2016 at 3:17 pm:
Happy belated birthday to you, Mac! It's been years since I've been on AUTOCAT, but I found your resources invaluable as a cataloging trainer and I so appreciate your generosity to the library community. Best wishes to you and your family.
Gaston Fournier Gaston Fournier from Montréal wrote on March 24, 2016 at 3:16 pm:
Très bonne anniversaire Mac! As we said in our local country!
Richard Noble Richard Noble from Providence, RI wrote on March 24, 2016 at 3:16 pm:
Warmest best wishes and an expression of gratitude to our Lord of Common Sense.
Janice Allman Janice Allman from East Bridgewater, MA wrote on March 24, 2016 at 3:14 pm:
Happy belated birthday, Mac! You have been such a fixture on Autocat and always the voice of practical reason, keeping our patrons first in mind. May our field always be guided by that principle! I wish you and your family peace and love.
Colleen Ward Colleen Ward from Sacramento, California wrote on March 24, 2016 at 3:14 pm:
Happy birthday Mac. Thank you for sharing your wisdom and common sense with the rest of us. Peace be with you.
Lynn Gates Lynn Gates from Las Vegas, NM wrote on March 24, 2016 at 3:13 pm:
Happy (slightly belated) Birthday! You've been an amazing source of information and encouragement over the years!
Cindy Wolff Cindy Wolff from New York, NY wrote on March 24, 2016 at 3:13 pm:
A belated Happy Birthday to you Mac. I always enjoy it when you are part of any discussion on any list. You offer intellectual challenge and support for which we are thankful.
Liz Kielley Liz Kielley wrote on March 24, 2016 at 3:10 pm:
Happy Birthday!!! Thank you for sharing all of your wisdom with us.
Emilie Quast Emilie Quast from Minneapolis wrote on March 24, 2016 at 3:09 pm:
Happy Birthday, Mac, to a pillar of Autocat and shaper of Autocat's progeny. Generosity, kindness, and graciousness wrapped in the mantle of curmudgeon. Good camo!
Cindy Wiebe Cindy Wiebe from Calgary, Alberta wrote on March 24, 2016 at 3:07 pm:
Happy belated birthday, Mac! You know you're missed by many, many people!
Suzanne Sager Suzanne Sager from Portland wrote on March 24, 2016 at 3:07 pm:
Happy Belated Birthday Mac!
Allison Badger Allison Badger from Lincoln, NE wrote on March 24, 2016 at 3:05 pm:
Happy Birthday! Thank you so much for sharing your wit and wisdom. You will be missed. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
Marcia Butler Marcia Butler from Fredericksburg VA wrote on March 24, 2016 at 3:05 pm:
Happy 84th birthday, Mac! Thank you for your generosity; for sharing your experience and insight over the years in many ways. I have especially appreciated and benefited from your willingness to share SLC's cheat sheets. Best wishes.
Lisa Bodenheimer Lisa Bodenheimer from Clemson, SC wrote on March 24, 2016 at 2:59 pm:
Happy belated birthday, Mac! Thank you for helping the cataloging community think about what we do and why we do it.
Angela Klocek Angela Klocek from Port Huron wrote on March 24, 2016 at 2:55 pm:
Mac I just want to wish you a belated Happy Birthday!
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