Using Images from the Internet in a Webpage: How to Find and Cite

Wednesday, 6/3/2020
  • 3:00 PM (Eastern)
  • 2:00 PM (Central)
  • 1:00 PM (Mountain)
  • 12:00 PM (Pacific)

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Citations are hard when it comes to images. Do we make the image clickable? How do we give credit to the photographer when their name is coolguy555? 

As librarians, it’s important for us to set the standard for properly choosing the best internet images to compliment web content. Let's take a closer look into copyrighted images and how they differ from Google image searches, better understand fair use policies, and quickly identify their public domain.

In this 90-minute presentation, you'll discover where to find the information for each site, learn why they contain creative commons images and what use that covers. Unlock practical ways to quickly find and filter creative commons licensed images online, learn how to hyperlink a citation for a website, and how to use creative commons images for thumbnails in videos and how to cite the image in unconventional situations like this.

Learning Outcomes

Learning objectives for this program include:
  • Understand and define creative commons for online images
  • Explore resources where it's easy to get fun creative commons images
  • Discuss options for citing the photographer or creator of an online image
Program Outline:
  • Creative Commons, Fair Use, & Public Domain: what’s the difference? (20 minutes)
  • How do I find creative commons images? (20 minutes)
  • Discuss Options for citing online images (20 minutes)
  • HTML Nuts and Bolts of creating links to your citation and image (30 minutes)

Who Should Attend

This course is geared toward librarians and library staff who are comfortable with the basics of using the internet and are looking for a responsible way to add visually attractive design elements to web content.


Lauren Bryant

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Lauren Bryant works as the Priority Associate Librarian of Ray W. Howard Library at Shore Community College. She is optimistic about the future of libraries and their role as digital information ambassadors. At public libraries she gives mini workshops on how to build Google sites and uses her expertise to develop and code library websites.



  • LITA Member: $45
  • Non-Member: $105
  • Group: $196

Zoom login information will be sent to registrants  just prior to the start date.


How to Register

Registration is closed for this webinar.

If you've registered, you'll receive a link to the webinar recording.


Tech Requirements

Live, synchronous lectures require attendee participation via internet audio. Attendees will need a high-speed internet connection (preferably wired) and a headset or speakers. We recommend attendees use headsets connected to their computers during webinars.All attendees are muted but can use the built-in chat function to communicate with presenters. The use of computer speakers with a microphone is not recommended, as this can cause echoes.The recommended browser is Mozilla Firefox, although other current browsers should also work.

Please contact us at at least 10 days in advance if you require an accommodation.


For questions about registration, contact ALA Registration:  call 1-800-545-2433, or email

For all other questions or comments related to the course, contact LITA.