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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Barbara Brownell Barbara Brownell from San Antonio wrote on March 24, 2016 at 2:14 pm:
feliz cumpleaƱos
Denise Denise from Atlanta, Georgia wrote on March 24, 2016 at 2:14 pm:
Happy belated birthday, Mac. I have learned very much from you over the years and always enjoyed reading your posts. I wish you peace and contentment.
Mary Mastraccio Mary Mastraccio from San Antonio, TX wrote on March 24, 2016 at 2:14 pm:
Happy Birthday, Mac!
Mary Quill Mary Quill from Philadelphia wrote on March 24, 2016 at 2:12 pm:
Happy Birthday Mac! I have always learned from, and enjoyed, your posts! I especially appreciate that you are always advocating for what the customer wants, a reminder that we are not cataloging just for ourselves.
Pat Ballard Pat Ballard from Rock Hill, SC wrote on March 24, 2016 at 2:10 pm:
Belated Happy Birthday to you, Mac. Thank you for your practical knowledge and all your insights on our wonderful profession of cataloging. You have helped make us better at our jobs by your willingness to share so much.
Rebecca Rebecca from Clinton NY wrote on March 24, 2016 at 2:06 pm:
Happy belated birthday Mac! I appreciate all that you have contributed to Autocat!
Eleni Eleni from Athens, Greece wrote on March 24, 2016 at 2:05 pm:
Happy Belated Birthday Mac! Warm, sincere and deep wishes from a Greek cataloger. My birthday was also yesterday, so this is even more emotional for me. Many thanks for your special contribution to the cataloging world and for being who you are.
Edith Beckett Edith Beckett from Trenton, NJ wrote on March 24, 2016 at 2:04 pm:
Thank you for sharing your cataloging wisdom. Happy Birthday!
Kathleen Kathleen from Ottawa wrote on March 24, 2016 at 2:01 pm:
Happy Birthday, Mac! Thank you for all your help. I have always valued your posts and your true love of cataloguing.
Nancy Burns Nancy Burns from New Jersey wrote on March 24, 2016 at 1:59 pm:
Belated birthday wishes!
Mikey King Mikey King from Fayetteville, AR wrote on March 24, 2016 at 1:54 pm:
Mac, you are the best. I have learned from you much of the whys and wherefores of our profession. Wearing the sensible shoes since 1978. Love you!
Jeanie McNair Jeanie McNair from Watertown, CT wrote on March 24, 2016 at 1:50 pm:
Happy Birthday, Mac! I have learned so much from reading your posts, especially with your interpretations of RDA.
Leigh Billings Leigh Billings from Ann Arbor, MI wrote on March 24, 2016 at 1:48 pm:
Happy Birthday Mac! Reading your comments has been edifying for many, many years, even for the lurkers who are too shy to post!
Cindy Harper Cindy Harper from Alexandria, Virginia wrote on March 24, 2016 at 1:48 pm:
Happy birthday, Mac! Wishing you wellbeing and happiness!
Jeremy Goldstein Jeremy Goldstein from Natick, MA wrote on March 24, 2016 at 1:48 pm:
Happy Birthday Mac. Thank you for all the contributions you have made over the years. I am a far better cataloger for all I've learned from your posts.
Barb Dietsch Barb Dietsch from Durham, North Carolina wrote on March 24, 2016 at 1:48 pm:
Happy Belated Birthday! I have thoroughly enjoyed reading and learning from your posts throughout the years. Thank you! šŸ™‚
Jasmine Rizer Jasmine Rizer from Athens wrote on March 24, 2016 at 1:45 pm:
Happy belated birthday from another dweller in the cataloging world. Take care.
Kathleen Lamantia Kathleen Lamantia from Canton, OH wrote on March 24, 2016 at 1:45 pm:
Happy Birthday, Mac! No matter how many posts there might be on a topic, I always looked for Mac's. He replied to some of my posts personally, which always amazed me, and was unfailing informative.
Robert Bilodeau Robert Bilodeau from Montreal wrote on March 24, 2016 at 1:44 pm:
Joyeux anniversaire! I've always appreciated your down-to-earth comments related to cataloging on this list. You have a patron-oriented approach. You've been a constant source of reference. Besides, being Canadian, you are able to understand the bilingual issues involved in cataloging. Au plaisir!
Jesse Jesse from Washington, DC wrote on March 24, 2016 at 1:43 pm:
Happy Belated Birthday Mac. You are a rare community member and human being. Thank you.