You asked: Why do faculty members get to check out materials for a year without requests for recalls?
Irma says: If you need a book that is checked out you may request it through Interlibrary Loan (ILL). Links to ILL request forms are available from the Libraries online catalog. Most items will be here in 2-3 working days – which is often faster than when a book is recalled.
Also keep in mind that this policy also means students won’t get recall requests when you have items checked out!