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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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!
Kevin Roe Kevin Roe from Fort Wayne, IN wrote on March 24, 2016 at 9:27 pm:
Dear Mac: A very happy belated birthday to you! Thanks for all your wisdom over the years that has helped all of us become better at our craft, and in turn for the betterment of access to materials everywhere. We all enjoy seeing emails from Mac, knowing that we will learn something that day! Enjoy!
Alex Kyrios Alex Kyrios from Washington, D.C. wrote on March 24, 2016 at 9:27 pm:
Happy birthday, Mac! Thanks for your leadership in the cataloging world and all you've done to build community on Autocat.
Cathy Chapman Cathy Chapman from Olympia wrote on March 24, 2016 at 9:19 pm:
Happy Belated Birthday, Mac! I also wanted to thank you for all of your thought-provoking posts on Autocat. Cheers!
Keryn Witte Keryn Witte from Pembroke Pines wrote on March 24, 2016 at 9:18 pm:
Happy Birthday to a very special person - Librarians are known to be kind and helpful and you stand out even in this community.
Jen Young Jen Young from Evanston, IL, USA wrote on March 24, 2016 at 9:01 pm:
Happy belated birthday Mac!
Marcia Marcia from Beaverton wrote on March 24, 2016 at 9:00 pm:
Happy belated birthday, Mac, from a retired cataloger . Thank you for your cataloging wisdom for the many years I needed it!
Beata Barrasso Beata Barrasso from Summit, NJ wrote on March 24, 2016 at 8:59 pm:
Best wishes and many, many thanks for your insightful comments. As a transplant to cataloging from reference, I used your cataloging cheat sheets on a daily basis for months. Here is my chance to finally say THANK YOU.
Nurhak Tuncer Nurhak Tuncer from Chicago wrote on March 24, 2016 at 8:54 pm:
Hello Mac: You do not know me because I just signed to the listserver a couple of years ago, but I know you and thank you very much for your prompt replies. You are the best! Happy birthday!
Friday Valentine Friday Valentine from Salem, OR wrote on March 24, 2016 at 8:52 pm:
Happy Birthday Mac! Thank you for all the support you gave me in the 90s when I was a wee bairn of a cataloger. Hugs & best wishes. --Friday V.
Charlotte Xanders Charlotte Xanders from Davis wrote on March 24, 2016 at 8:46 pm:
Happy Belated Birthday Mac! I haven't been monitoring the list for a few years now but fondly recall reading your every word when I did! My colleague and I used to fantasize that we'd "run away" from our academic catalog department and join you in BC! Best wishes & Fond thanks, Charlotte