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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Marcia Sexton Marcia Sexton from Ramsey wrote on March 25, 2016 at 1:41 pm:
Happy Birthday Mac! I have always learned something from your well phrased AUTOCAT postings. Thank you for your never-ending catalog wisdom and support!
Lee-Anne Lee-Anne from Boston, MA wrote on March 25, 2016 at 1:03 pm:
Happy Belated Birthday, Mac. Your posts have been a great resource for me over the years. Wishing you all the best, from Boston!
Alan MacLennan Alan MacLennan from Aberdeen, Scotland wrote on March 25, 2016 at 12:28 pm:
Happy birthday, and many thanks for sharing your wisdom - it's invaluable for passing on to the next generation of cataloguers.
Anders Ringnér Anders Ringnér from Umeå, Sweden wrote on March 25, 2016 at 11:06 am:
Well, I'm not even a librarian but a nursing researcher with cataloguing as a hobby (true!). I just want to add myself to the line of grateful people - so, thanks and happy birthday!
Sue Reynolds Sue Reynolds from Melbourne wrote on March 25, 2016 at 6:24 am:
Happy birthday Mac. I am a long-time stalker, first-time poster. You have been very helpful to me over the years in my role as an information organisation academic
Marian Dalton Marian Dalton from Brunswick ME wrote on March 25, 2016 at 5:25 am:
I'm not even a cataloguer (I do technology), but am still a silent follower of AUTOCAT. I have saved many of your posts over the years - thoughts to ponder as the world moves around us. Thank you for making us think.
Diana DiPierro Diana DiPierro from La Grange wrote on March 25, 2016 at 4:16 am:
Happy Birthday Mac! As a newbie cataloger it's been a pleasure reading your AUTOCAT posts. Cheers!
Cheryl Cheryl from Oakwood, GA wrote on March 25, 2016 at 3:26 am:
Happy Birthday, and thank you for the MARC field punctuation cheat sheets.
Jolanta Radzik Jolanta Radzik from Plainfield, Illinois wrote on March 25, 2016 at 2:02 am:
Happy birthday! And thank you for all the information you have shared with us, the cataloging community. Thanks.
Leslie Engelson Leslie Engelson from MURRAY wrote on March 25, 2016 at 2:01 am:
Happy Belated Birthday, Mac. We started on AUTOCAT at the same time. Me, as a newbie cataloger fresh out of library school and you, as a friendly, practical, and helpful expert. I learned so much from your posts and am so grateful for your willingness to participate in so many conversations.
Sharon Homchick Sharon Homchick from Wheat Ridge, Colorado wrote on March 25, 2016 at 1:49 am:
Happy birthday and feel better; I appreciate every one of your posts over the years
Sarah Lynch Sarah Lynch from San Diego wrote on March 25, 2016 at 1:33 am:
Mac, I've admired you for years. I enjoy your personality! I've learned from your explanations and relied on your cheat sheets. (I'm not a librarian, I'm a library clerk doing cataloging anyway.) Thank you for the pleasure and the help
Kathie Goldfarb Kathie Goldfarb from Texas City wrote on March 25, 2016 at 1:22 am:
I have valued the information you have shared for many years. Happy birthday!
Cathy Lamoureaux Cathy Lamoureaux from Pittsburgh, PA wrote on March 25, 2016 at 1:00 am:
Happy Birthday, Mac! Thank you for all you have done for the cataloging community over the years. I have always appreciated your willingness to share your insights and I have learned a lot from you.
gary oliver gary oliver from Abilene wrote on March 25, 2016 at 12:59 am:
Happy birthday Mac. Grateful for all your years of dedicated service. gary
Pam Cale Pam Cale from Columbus wrote on March 24, 2016 at 11:44 pm:
Happy Belated Birthday Mac!! You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Janet Schrader Janet Schrader wrote on March 24, 2016 at 11:14 pm:
Happy Birthday Mac. I met you at an OLAC conference in Macon, GA and thought you were a pretty cool guy. Thanks for the cheat-sheets, really appreciate you're sharing those with the cataloging community.
Athena Salaba Athena Salaba from Kent, Ohio wrote on March 24, 2016 at 11:10 pm:
Happy Birthday, Mac. Thank you for all those years of wisdom and continuous support & advise.
Stephan Licitra Stephan Licitra from Helena, MT wrote on March 24, 2016 at 11:00 pm:
Happy Birthday Mac, thank you for sharing with us all.
Alison Felstead Alison Felstead from Moreton-in-Marsh, Glos., UK wrote on March 24, 2016 at 10:53 pm:
Thanks for your invaluable cheat sheets Mac, and so much more besides. Belated birthday greetings, and very best wishes.