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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John Lindaman John Lindaman from Brooklyn, NY wrote on April 12, 2016 at 8:56 pm:
Happy birthday to a real giant (in the field, not, I'm assuming, in physical stature)!
Ahmad Taleb Ahmad Taleb from Beirut wrote on April 5, 2016 at 9:43 am:
Dear Mac, May I wish you a happy birthday and a peaceful and wonderful life ever. I have learned from you more than I have learned from my own university. Ahmad Taleb-- Lebanon
Katie Katie from Indianapolis wrote on April 4, 2016 at 3:24 pm:
Happy Birthday wishes to you and thanks for sharing your time and wisdom with catalogers around the world! You are appreciated!
Lesley Harrison Lesley Harrison from Wellington New Zealand wrote on April 3, 2016 at 9:38 pm:
Very belated Happy Birthday wishes to you, Mac. You have unknowingly been my mentor from the time I bravely branched out to cataloguing. Your posts and cheat sheets have not only helped me through the puzzling RDA, but also created a better cataloguer. I will sorely miss your posts on Autocat, but you will remain forever in my mind. Trusting you had a good day, and hoping for more good days for you.
Laura Gricius-West Laura Gricius-West from Manchester wrote on March 29, 2016 at 8:43 pm:
Happy Bleated (whoops, that's a typo for ya!) and Belated Birthday!
Judy G. Judy G. wrote on March 29, 2016 at 7:49 pm:
Happy belated birthday! I've learned a lot from you! Thank you for all you've done.
Karen Karen from Vancouver, B.C. wrote on March 29, 2016 at 6:53 pm:
Happy birthday, Mac. We've never met, but your incredible longevity in this field, to which I am a relative newcomer but in which I hope to stay for many years, is an inspiration. Thanks for everything you've done for the cataloguing community.
Kevin R. Kevin R. wrote on March 29, 2016 at 5:30 pm:
Belated happy birthday, Mac! I have learned a lot from all of your posts over the years!
Nancy B. Nancy B. wrote on March 29, 2016 at 2:49 pm:
Belatedly, happy birthday! I've been reading your RDA-L posts with interest ever since I joined the list, and have learned a great deal from them. Thank you!
Regina R. Regina R. from Carlisle wrote on March 29, 2016 at 2:24 pm:
Happy birthday! Thanks for inspiring me to keep on cataloging!
Winona P. Winona P. wrote on March 28, 2016 at 9:33 pm:
Happy birthday, Mac. May you celebrate with peace and love.
Sunee Sunee from Ogden wrote on March 28, 2016 at 8:49 pm:
Happy birthday Mac. Thank you for all your contributions, I have learned a lot from you.
Lenis McBride Lenis McBride from Huntsville wrote on March 28, 2016 at 5:50 pm:
Happy Belated Birthday . The best to the best.
Katie Yager Katie Yager from Chicago wrote on March 28, 2016 at 5:27 pm:
Happy birthday! Best wishes!
LeAnn Herigstad LeAnn Herigstad from Davis, CA wrote on March 28, 2016 at 5:04 pm:
Thanks for all your contributions! Happy Birthday!
Melissa Nasea Melissa Nasea from Greenville, NC wrote on March 28, 2016 at 2:52 pm:
Happy Belated Birthday, Mac. I really enjoy your thoughtful responses on AUTOCAT-L. They make me think. I've used some of your cataloging cheat sheets. Thanks from a person who (mostly) lurks.
Julie Long Julie Long from Houston wrote on March 28, 2016 at 2:50 pm:
Happy birthday! You took the time to answer my question on autocat and I appreciate it. I think of your advice each time I work on a 264 field!
Amy Strickland Amy Strickland from Miami, FL wrote on March 28, 2016 at 2:22 pm:
Mac: I've always enjoyed reading your remarks on AUTOCAT, and have found them so informative. Thank you for helping to make us all better catalogers. Best wishes.
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