As librarians, we really need to set the standard for using images online, particularly in our public blogs. I’m all for adding images to every post, but unless YOU created the image, you don’t have permission to use any image you find on the web! Use Creative Commons Search (http://search.creativecommons.org/) to find images you CAN legally use. OpenAttribute.com is a great tool for properly crediting those images.
Here’s a presentation I did on this very topic for a communications class here at Tarleton State University back on October 30, 2012. I did almost the same presentation at the Texas Social Media Research Institute’s Social Media Conference a month later.
You’ll note that the presentation used lots of images with Creative Commons licenses.