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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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.
Beverley Ann Chartrand Beverley Ann Chartrand from Ottawa wrote on March 24, 2016 at 10:40 pm:
Dear Mac, I have followed you from the beginning, including the last decade of retirement. Thank you for sharing your supreme expertise and insights with us for so long.
Mary Rausch Mary Rausch from Canyon, TX wrote on March 24, 2016 at 10:35 pm:
Happy (late) birthday Mac! Thank you for always keeping the end user in mind when discussing various points in cataloguing. Our library has benefitted from your practical approach to our behind-the-scenes public service, aka The Magic Behind the Curtain.
Margarret. Maurer Margarret. Maurer from Kent OH wrote on March 24, 2016 at 10:14 pm:
Thank you for always asking the difficult questions.
Margaret Margaret from Maurer wrote on March 24, 2016 at 10:13 pm:
Thank you for alwayys kinng the ficut questions!
Jennifer Bradshaw Jennifer Bradshaw from Iowa City, Iowa wrote on March 24, 2016 at 9:57 pm:
Happy birthday, Mac! Thanks for everything you share.
Cindy Cindy from Portland wrote on March 24, 2016 at 9:49 pm:
I've been following AUTOCAT for some time and have come to rely on your knowledgable and thoughtful advice on cataloging matters. It has helped me immensely in my work. Best wishes on your birthday and always.
donna Bair-Mundy donna Bair-Mundy from Honolulu wrote on March 24, 2016 at 9:46 pm:
Mac, Aloha from Hawai`i! Happy belated birthday. Hauʻoli lā hānau! Sending you lots of love from the catalogers of Hawai`i. donna
Jennifer C. Jennifer C. wrote on March 24, 2016 at 9:43 pm:
Happy Birthday! Thank you for all you do for the cataloging community.
Mary Beth Mary Beth from Petersburg, VA wrote on March 24, 2016 at 9:30 pm:
Happy birthday, Mac! Thank you for all of your wisdom and perspective you share with us. It has been very helpful to me!
Meredith Sommers Meredith Sommers from Sault Ste. Marie, MI wrote on March 24, 2016 at 9:28 pm:
Dear Mac, I've been lurking on AUTOCAT for several years now, since I started my first professional job. Your instruction has been invaluable, and your kindness has been remarkable. Thank you for sharing so generously with all of us. Wishing you a happy birthday, filled with love and laughter!