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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Bridget Boylan Bridget Boylan from San Francisco wrote on March 25, 2016 at 5:36 pm:
Happy Birthday, Mac! Alternate title: Happy Happy Happy Birthday!!! You're a generous teacher AND you provide cheat sheets. Be well and keep in touch. Cheers.
Allen Mullen Allen Mullen wrote on March 25, 2016 at 5:07 pm:
I treasure your contributions to our field, Mac, as I know your friends and family treasure you in your private life. A belated best wishes for you on your birthday.
Jeff Fisher, PhD, MLIS Jeff Fisher, PhD, MLIS from Kent, OH wrote on March 25, 2016 at 4:39 pm:
Happiest of birthdays to you, Mac. You might catch up with Lubetzky yet. Thanks for the help over the years and the example you've set.
Teague Allen Teague Allen from Canyon Country wrote on March 25, 2016 at 4:35 pm:
I seldom fail to learn from you. May you have many years ahead.
Joy Yoke Joy Yoke from Cleveland wrote on March 25, 2016 at 4:10 pm:
Congrats. Looking future to the next hundred years with Mac. Happy b-day.
Carol Seiler Carol Seiler wrote on March 25, 2016 at 4:01 pm:
Happy Birthday and thank you for everything! I was the lucky person who invited Mac and James to speak at the virtual conference. It was incredible to actually hear Mac's voice after years of reading his posts. Mac's cheat sheets and insightful commentary has helped me tremendously over the years and, I suspect, will continue on even when Mac is not there to update with new wisdom.
Alice Rhoades Alice Rhoades from Houston, TX wrote on March 25, 2016 at 3:59 pm:
Happy birthday, Mac, and thanks for all the help! (I'm cataloging serials today, so I definitely need it)
Patricia Fogler Patricia Fogler from Durango wrote on March 25, 2016 at 3:49 pm:
Happy belated birthday Mac! Your generous cataloging wisdom has been invaluable over the years.
Joni Paxton Joni Paxton from Sunbury, Ohio wrote on March 25, 2016 at 3:36 pm:
Happy Birthday, Mac! Thanks for all your wisdom and contributions to the cataloging world. Smiles
Jackie DeQuinzio Jackie DeQuinzio from New York, NY wrote on March 25, 2016 at 3:27 pm:
Happy Birthday, Mac! I have learned so much from your posts over the years. Thank you so much for sharing your cataloging wisdom. Have a great day!
Teresa Teresa from Dayton wrote on March 25, 2016 at 3:26 pm:
Happy belated Birthday and best wishes! Thank you for all the wisdom over the years too! Have a very blessed day!
Susan Stravinski Susan Stravinski from Madison Wisconsin wrote on March 25, 2016 at 2:58 pm:
As another "longtime lurker" I have garnered much information and wisdom from your posts, especially about user centered cataloging. You have had a far ranging impact on the cataloging world! Thank you!
Jody Crocker Jody Crocker from Manhattan wrote on March 25, 2016 at 2:56 pm:
Hope your birthday was wonderful. I've always read your posts on AutoCat.
Susan Hartman Susan Hartman from Montrose, Colorado wrote on March 25, 2016 at 2:52 pm:
Belated Happy Birthday, Mac. Tradition in our family is to sing the Happy Birthday song to the Birthday Person, on their birthday, no matter where we are. Did you hear me?!!! I miss your wisdom and insight already. Hang in there.
Marian Schad Marian Schad from Doylestown, Pennsylvania wrote on March 25, 2016 at 2:48 pm:
Happy belated birthday Mac. As a long time lurker on Autocat I have gained an incredible amount of practical knowledge from your posts. Thank you for your incalculable contribution to libraries and cataloging!
Julie Swierczek Julie Swierczek from Cambridge wrote on March 25, 2016 at 2:36 pm:
Happy Birthday!
Mary Ann Mercante Mary Ann Mercante from St. Louis wrote on March 25, 2016 at 2:30 pm:
Happy Birthday! Your common sense, user-centered approach to cataloging has been a model for me through the years of what cataloging should be. Thanks for all you've done for catalog users.
Lynda Wright Lynda Wright from Ashland, Virginia wrote on March 25, 2016 at 2:23 pm:
Happy Birthday, Mac! I have a notebook full of your Autocat posts and "cheat sheets" for which I am very grateful. Best wishes.
Barbara Snead Barbara Snead from Baltimore, MD wrote on March 25, 2016 at 2:23 pm:
Wishing you a very happy, though belated, birthday. Though we've never met, I've learned much from your extremely helpful postings and from your web site.
Yasmin Morais Yasmin Morais from Washington, DC wrote on March 25, 2016 at 2:20 pm:
Happy Belated Birthday, Mac. I have learned so much from your postings over the years. Best wishes to you and your family.
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