This is for 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.
Mac- happy of happy birthdays to you! Thank you for your wisdom and common sense approach to cataloging. I have shared many of your AUTOCAT posts with my students; we have all benefited from your extensive knowledge. Thank you for making me a better cataloger and librarian.
Wishing you all the best on your birthday and sending you positive thoughts.
We celebrate you, whose gifts to us are timeless.
Happy birthday Mac! Thank you for your ever present wisdom over the years in propelling us to think of ourselves as providing a public service!
I hope you had a great birthday, Mr. Elrod! I have been following your posts for 20 years now, and I am grateful for your knowledge and love for your profession-- it inspires the rest of us.
Happy belated birthday to you, Mac! It's been years since I've been on AUTOCAT, but I found your resources invaluable as a cataloging trainer and I so appreciate your generosity to the library community. Best wishes to you and your family.
Très bonne anniversaire Mac! As we said in our local country!
Warmest best wishes and an expression of gratitude to our Lord of Common Sense.
Happy belated birthday, Mac! You have been such a fixture on Autocat and always the voice of practical reason, keeping our patrons first in mind. May our field always be guided by that principle! I wish you and your family peace and love.
Happy birthday Mac. Thank you for sharing your wisdom and common sense with the rest of us. Peace be with you.
Happy (slightly belated) Birthday! You've been an amazing source of information and encouragement over the years!
A belated Happy Birthday to you Mac. I always enjoy it when you are part of any discussion on any list. You offer intellectual challenge and support for which we are thankful.
Happy Birthday!!! Thank you for sharing all of your wisdom with us.
Happy Birthday, Mac, to a pillar of Autocat and shaper of Autocat's progeny. Generosity, kindness, and graciousness wrapped in the mantle of curmudgeon. Good camo!
Happy belated birthday, Mac! You know you're missed by many, many people!
Happy Belated Birthday Mac!
Happy Birthday! Thank you so much for sharing your wit and wisdom. You will be missed. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
Happy 84th birthday, Mac! Thank you for your generosity; for sharing your experience and insight over the years in many ways. I have especially appreciated and benefited from your willingness to share SLC's cheat sheets. Best wishes.
Happy belated birthday, Mac! Thank you for helping the cataloging community think about what we do and why we do it.
Mac I just want to wish you a belated Happy Birthday!